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A work that still poses 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 worldview is forever shattered. 

Written more than a century ago, Flatland offers an extraordinary animation of dimension, geometry and physical space that continues to resonate in contemporary science.

©2020 Edwin Abbott (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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  • 01-09-22

A brutal but enjoyable social satire

An enjoyable social satire on Victorian culture and hierarchy. Even though it's a pastiche, the depiction of Flatland's women and 'irregulars' was quite difficult to listen to; Abbott is somewhat brutal in his parody. Nonetheless, a very interesting and succinct read.