The Resource Flatland

Flatland

Label
Flatland
Title
Flatland
Statement of responsibility
by a Square (Edwin A. Abbott 1838-1926) ; with illustrations by the author ; with introduction by Karen Feiden
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A “romance in many dimensions” that has fascinated generations of readers with its clever blend of social satire and mathematical theory A Penguin Classic A work that continues to pose 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 world view is forever shattered. Written more than a century ago, Flatland conceals within its brilliant parody of Victorian society speculations about the universe that resonate in Einstein’s theory of relativity as well as the current “string-theory” of nature. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators
Summary
In a parody of Victorian society, A. Square meets a tragic fate when he dares to inform the inhabitants of his two-dimensional universe that there is a third and fourth dimension
Tone
Writing style
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011863
Cataloging source
HCO
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1838-1926
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Edwin A. Abbott
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Feiden, Karen
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True
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Fiction / Classics
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a romance of many dimensions
Label
Flatland
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003534
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101212943
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Flatland
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003534
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101212943
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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