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Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott


by Edwin A. Abbott

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Unabridged Edition
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4 Hrs.3 Min.
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This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed audiences for more than 100 years. The work of English clergyman, educator, and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the journeys of A. Square, a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, where women - thin, straight lines - are the lowliest of shapes, and where men may have any number of sides, depending on their social status.

Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms, Square has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension) and Pointland (no dimensions) and ultimately entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions - a revolutionary idea for which he is returned to his two-dimensional world.

Flatland is not only fascinating listening, it is still a first-rate fictional introduction to the concept of the multiple dimensions of space.

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  • Published: May 2014
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: F100685
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