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If you've never heard the term “Mathematical Fiction” before, Edwin Abbott Abbott's 1884 novella, Flatland can certainly enlighten you! Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions was published in 1884 and since then, it has been discovered and re-discovered by succeeding generations who have been delighted by its unique view of society and people. The plot opens with a description of the fictional Flatland. The narrator calls himself “Square” and asks readers to “Imagine a vast sheet of paper on ...
Math. Geometry. Physics. Violence? Is this the same book I read in school? Yep. One of the joys of rediscovering old books is that they still have the ability to surprise, even shock. "If my poor Flatland friend retained the vigour of mind which he enjoyed when he began to compose these Memoirs, I should not now need to represent him in this preface, in which he desires, fully, to return his thanks to his readers and critics in Spaceland ... But he is not the Square he once was. Years of imp ...
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Part 2 -- Other WorldsSection 21 -- How I tried to teach the Theory of Three Dimensions to my Grandson, and with what successSection 22 -- How I then tried to diffuse the Theory of Three Dimensions by other means, and of the resultPreface to the second and revised edition, 1884The End of "Flatland"
Part 2 -- Other WorldsSection 19 -- How, though the Sphere showed me other mysteries of Spaceland, I still desired more; and what became of itSection 20 -- How the Sphere encouraged me in a Vision
Part 2 -- Other WorldsSection 17 -- How the Sphere, having in vain tried words, resorted to deedsSection 18 -- How I came to Spaceland and what I saw there
Part 2 -- Other WorldsSection 15 -- Concerning a Stranger from SpacelandSection 16 -- How the Stranger vainly endeavored to reveal to me in words the Mysteries of Spaceland
Part 2 -- Other WorldsSection 13 -- How I Had a Vision of LinelandSection 14 -- How in my Vision I endeavored to explain Flatland, but could notWith sound effects from The Free Sound Project and from The Absolute Sound Effects Archive.
Part 1 -- Our World (continued)Section 11 -- Concerning our PriestsSection 12 -- Of the Doctrine of our Priests
Part 1 -- Our World (continued)Section 9 -- Of the Universal Color BillSection 10 -- Of the Suppression of the Chromatic Sedition
Part 1 -- Our World (continued)Section 7 -- Concerning Irregular FiguresSection 8 -- Of the Ancient Practice of Painting
Part 1 -- Our World (continued)Section 5 -- Of Our Methods of Recognizing one anotherSection 6 -- Of Recognition by Sight
Part 1 -- Our World (continued)Section 3 -- Concerning the Inhabitants of FlatlandSection 4 -- Concerning the Women
Part 1 -- Our WorldSection 1 -- Of the Nature of FlatlandSection 2 -- Of the Climate and Houses in Flatland
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