The Annotated Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

The Annotated Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Ian Stewart


Flatland is a distinct, pleasant satire that has charmed readers for over a century. released in 1884 by means of the English clergyman and headmaster Edwin A. Abbott, it's the fanciful story of A. sq., a two-dimensional being who's whisked away by way of a mysterious customer to The Land of 3 Dimensions, an adventure that perpetually alters his worldview.

Like the unique, Ian Stewart’s remark takes readers on a wierd and beautiful trip. With readability and wit, Stewart illuminates Abbott’s quite a few Victorian references and touches on such diversified issues as old Babylon, Karl Marx, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Mt. Everest, H.G. Wells, and phrenology. The Annotated Flatland makes attention-grabbing connections among Flatland and Abbott’s period, leading to a vintage to rival Abbott’s personal, and a e-book that may motivate and enjoyment curious readers for generations to come.

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