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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,793 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edwin A. Abbott Narrator: Patrick Frederic Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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"Your world has not just four dimensions, but five, fifty, a million, or even an infinity of them!" - A. Square

For more than 100 years, Edwin Abbott's mathematical adventure has charmed and fascinated. Set in a world on one plane, Flatland takes listeners on a strange and wonderful journey. This timeless fantasy tells the story of A. Square, a character who lives in a completely flat world where all the inhabitants are geometric shapes and think their world of length and width is the only world that exists. When Square is whisked away to the Land of Three Dimensions, he shakes up his fellow two-dimensional beings with his notion of a dimension beyond their own.

One of the rare novels about math and philosophy with almost universal appeal, Flatland is simultaneously a brilliant parody of Victorian society and a fictional guide to the concepts of relativity and the multiple dimensions of space.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ferris | 2/16/2014

    " Audiobook........listening to this with Sally while we stitch on the porch at Douglas lake.....I get it that this story of a two dimensional world is a metaphor for the superficiality and the divisiveness of the social structure of our three dimensional world. Did not like it at all. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Matt Quail | 2/15/2014

    " Really disappointed. The way it explored multi-dimensional ideas was okay, but the weird misogyny was too much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rocío | 2/12/2014

    " When I have kids, I will be reading this to them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Norman Cook | 2/9/2014

    " This would be an excellent book for a teenager curious about geometry, as it presents the concepts of spatial dimensions in an entertaining and easily understandable manner. However, be warned that some of the ideas are quaintly old fashioned, such as some not so subtle sexism. "

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