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Published in 1884, Abbott's intricately imaginative novella, which became a classic in the era of Einstein, was a skewering of social hierarchy that inspired Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, and anyone who dared to think - literally - outside the box.
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Revised edition: Previously published as Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, this edition of Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
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By NRP on 07-10-18
Somewhat difficult to understand, but interesting
This book primarily describes a society (Flatland) where people are geometric shapes. It explains their culture and the last part describes what happens when a citizen is exposed to other lands with different societal norms and understandings about shapes and the true nature of their society. I found the constant descriptions of geometry hard to visualize at times, but it was interesting and a bit weird - which I like.