Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions - Edwin Abbott Abbott

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

By Edwin Abbott Abbott

  • Release Date: 1926-10-26
  • Genre: Mathematics
Score: 3.5
From 77 Ratings


Illustrated by the author, this early twentieth-century work is a mock-sociological study of Flatland (the world of one dimension) and the narrator’s introduction to three dimensions.


  • Great read about truth

    By RealJash
    A great satire about continual thinking and the suppression of learning. This is a quick read where the main thesis basically tells us that we should not be satisfied with ourselves and the status quo. We should always look to progress as people and a society through study of new things, through sciences. We should learn as much as possible and not suppress learning. Laws that suppress learning only limits our civilization instead of progressing it forward m
  • A fascinating book

    By Trev04
    The story of a square's life in the land of two dimensions, which is quite ordinary until one day a strange being takes him on a journey to the third dimension. This is a book that will turn your brain on its end and change the way you view society, theology, and all of reality. Recommended for high-level readers.
  • Great

    By Delta8usmc
    It was very thought provoking
  • Illustrations?

    By mercuryyyy
    For the real illustrations, download directly from Project Guttenberg. These are ASCII approximations. Yuck.
  • -.-

    By August Garvey
    I don't like this book.