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In Flatland, a lowly square, whose polygonal betters exhibit more sides, discovers pathways to other worlds where, alas, thinking is as rigidly defined as in his own. Class structures, the position of women (who are but mere lines), and the stolidness of religious and political leaders are sent up with chilly aplomb.
Beloved by fans of science fiction, students of dimensional physics, and readers of Victorian literature, this belongs on the shelf of any serious home library. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
I read this after my interest was triggered by it being mentioned in an episode of 'The Big Bang Theory'. Read morePublished on 16 Dec 2011 by K. Rayment
I can't comment on the actual content myself as it was bought for my son.
However all the illustrations are missing from this edition and there are 30 odd blank pages at the... Read more