Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott
Title: Flatland: a romance of many dimensions
Original publication date: 1884
Characters: A. Square, Sphere, Monarch of Lineland, Point,
Epigraph: "O day and night, but this is wondrous strange" [Hamlet] "Fie, fie, how franticly I square my talk!" [Titus Andronicus]
Dedication: ToThe Inhabitants of SPACE IN GENERALAnd H. C. IN PARTICULARThis Work is DedicatedBy a Humble Native of FlatlandIn the Hope thatEven as he was Initiated into the MysteriesOf THREE DimensionsHaving been previously conversantWith ONLY TWOSo the Citizens of that Celestial RegionMay aspire yet higher an
First words: I call our world Flatland, not because we call it so, but to make its nature clearer to you, my happy readers, who are privileged to live in Space.
Last words: It is part of the martyrdom which I endure for the cause of the Truth that there are seasons of mental weakness, when Cubes and Spheres flit away into the background of scarce-possible existences; whe
Disambiguation notice: The Annotated Flatland has substantial commentary by Ian Stewart and so is a separate work.
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