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Beautifully written and unforgettable
on 12 October 2017
How do I classify this?
A romp into mathematical reasoning?
A political satire?
An introduction to geometry?
A classic of early science fiction?
A Christian allegory?
It's all of these, yet totally unique, an intellectual morsel that should have been twice as long.
The author takes us into a world of two dimensional figures where everything in life is determined by the size of one's angles and no one questions the harsh order of a strict social hierarchy.
What happens when the unthinkable occurs and a sphere enters their world, convincing a square of the reality of a third dimension?
Beautifully written and unforgettable.
In defence of Abbott, it is obvious to me that Flatland does not represent his social ideal, but he is making a comment on the faults of Victorian class structure which he intends to challenge by his own Christian faith.