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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

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Genre: detective, fantasy
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With wry humor and penetrating satire, Flatland takes us on a mind-expanding journey into a different world to give us a new vision of our own. A. Square, the slightly befuddled narrator, is born into a place which is limited to two dimensions irrevocably flat and peopled by a hierarchy of geometrical forms. In a Gulliver-like tour of his bizarre homeland, A. Square spins a fascinating tale of domestic drama and political turmoil, from sex among consenting triangles to the intentional subjugation of Flatland's females. He tells of visits to Lineland, the world of one dimension, and Pointland, the world of no dimension. But when A. Square dares to speak openly of a third, even a fourth dimension, his tragic fate climaxes a brilliant parody of Victorian society.

An underground favorite since its publication in England in 1884, Flatland is as prophetic a science-fiction classic as the works of H.G. Wells, introducing aspects of relativity and hyperspace years before Einstein's famous theories, and it does so with a wonderful, enduring enchantment.
Year: 1884 г.
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  1. Edwin A. Abbott Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
  2. Preface to the Second and Revised Edition, 1884. by the Editor
  3. Part I This World
  4. Section 1. Of the Nature of Flatland
  5. Section 2. Of the Climate and Houses in Flatland
  6. Section 3. Concerning the Inhabitants of Flatland
  7. Section 4. Concerning the Women
  8. Section 5. Of our Methods of Recognizing one another
  9. Section 6. Of Recognition by Sight
  10. Section 7. Concerning Irregular Figures
  11. Section 8. Of the Ancient Practice of Painting
  12. Section 9. Of the Universal Colour Bill
  13. Section 10. Of the Suppression of the Chromatic Sedition
  14. Section 11. Concerning our Priests
  15. Section 12. Of the Doctrine of our Priests
  16. Part II Other World
  17. Section 13. How I had a Vision of Lineland
  18. Section 14. How I vainly tried to explain the nature of Flatland
  19. Section 15. Concerning a Stranger from Spaceland
  20. Section 16. How the Stranger vainly endeavoured to reveal to me in words the mysteries of Spaceland
  21. Section 17. How the Sphere, having in vain tried words, resorted to deeds
  22. Section 18. How I came to Spaceland, and what I saw there
  23. Section 19. How, though the Sphere shewed me other mysteries of Spaceland, I still desire more; and what came of it
  24. Section 20. How the Sphere encouraged me in a Vision
  25. Section 21. How I tried to teach the Theory of Three Dimensions to my Grandson, and with what success
  26. Section 22. How I then tried to diffuse the Theory of Three Dimensions by other means, and of the result


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