Samuel's Reviews > Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Sep 28, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: owned
Read on September 26, 2011 — I own a copy

An amusing essay of a life in 2D as written by a square, including gentlemanly summations of society, education and political upheaval-cum-reformation. Forays into the one-dimensional Lineland and the three-dimensional Spaceland further complicate the square's already troublesome perception of the world he typically inhabits, and hint at a greater fourth-dimension above even the 3rd. Exceedingly well written and not wholly out of date considering the year of it's first publication; reading in between the lines also yields a graceful and satiric cross-section of the mid-to-late-19th century (if you overlook the rife and wanton sexism). A whimsical read for those who can find some appreciation in mathematics, geometry or physics.
3 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Flatland.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.