A Romance of Many Dimensions
With Illustrations by the Author, A SQUARE (EDWIN A. ABBOTT)
“Fie, fie, how franticly I square my talk”
[Fifth Edition, Revised]
“O brave new worlds, That have such people in them!”
Flatland is a fiction written by Edwin A Abbott (1838 〜 1926), in 1884. (34 thousand words).
The annotation on the side is by me.
The novel is divided into 2 parts. In the first part, you'll read a mock-history of humanity. Its class struggle, intrigues, dark politics, and massacres. In the second part, the author leads you sublimely into the mathematical wonders of dimensionality, in ways you cannot refuse to understand.
For some other details, film adaptions, sequels by other authors, see: Flatland: A Introduction (by Xah Lee).
Chinese version: 神奇的二维国.
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