Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
  • Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
  • Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Edwin A. Abbott
     
 

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Since its first appearance in 1884, Edwin Abbott Abbott's Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions has charmed and intrigued readers and scholars alike with its inventive mix of fantasy and reality. What on the surface amounts to a clever means of teaching principles of mathematics and science, upon deeper inspection emerges as an entertaining yetSee more details below

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Since its first appearance in 1884, Edwin Abbott Abbott's Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions has charmed and intrigued readers and scholars alike with its inventive mix of fantasy and reality. What on the surface amounts to a clever means of teaching principles of mathematics and science, upon deeper inspection emerges as an entertaining yet thought-provoking literary experiment. Through the eyes of its narrator A. Square, the novel implicitly satirizes a Victorian society in the grips of extraordinarily rapid change.

Already having delighted and inspired for more than a century, Flatland continues to enjoy a rightful place in literary, scientific, and philosophical history, inviting its readers to be transported without roaming too far from home.


About the Author:
Widely published as a scholar, educator, and theologian, Edwin Abbott Abbott (1838-1926) remains best known for Flatland. At age twelve he entered the City of London School where he quickly excelled, particularly in mathematics. A scholarship took Abbott to Cambridge University in 1857, where he focused on Classics. He became a priest in 1863, yet earned his living and gained a considerable reputation as an educator.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760755877
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
06/17/2004
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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