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ABBOTT, Edwin A.
Flatland. A Romance in Many Dimensions

A work that continues to pose provocative questions about perception and reality, Flatland is a brilliant parody of Victorian society where all existence is limited to length and breadth—its inhabitants unable even to imagine a third dimension. The amiable narrator, A Square, provides an overview of this fantastic world—its physics and metaphysics, its history, customs and religious beliefs. But when a strange visitor mysteriously appears and transports the incredulous Flatlander to the Land of Three Dimensions, his world view is forever shattered. Written more than a century ago, Flatland conceals within its brilliant parody of Victorian society speculations about the universe that resonate in Einstein’s theory of relativity as well as the current “string-theory” of nature. [publisher's note]

Published by Penguin, 2018 (1884)
Literature / Science/Fiction

Price: 11€

ABBOTT, Edwin A. - Flatland. A Romance in Many Dimensions