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3.0 out of 5 stars Funny, totally quirky, 4 Aug 2014
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This review is from: Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Deluxe Illustrated E-Reader Edition) (Kindle Edition)
I've seen this boook referred to in articles in scientific magazones as a curiosity - and what a curious book it is. It purports to be written by an inhabitant of a two-dimensional world. All the inhabitants are geometrical shapes (triangles are the lowest orders, near-circles the highest). The weird consequences of living in this world are vividly discussed (Foe example, how do you recognise someone's shape and hence their status if you can only see their edge?)

At the same time, it is a veiled critique of late Victorian society, with iits rigid hierarchies and pretentions. It's written in the rather starchy English of a Victorian schoolmaster, but tongue in cheek all the time. In this version the diagrams which the speaker uses to illustrate his points are excellently reproduced.

Funny, totally quirky.
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