The Annotated Flatland
The Annotated Flatland
A Romance of Many Dimensions
Edwin A. Abbott

Introduction and notes by Ian Stewart

Flatland is a unique, delightful satire that has charmed readers for over a century. Published in 1884 by the English clergyman and headmaster Edwin A. Abbott, it is the fanciful tale of A. Square, a two-dimensional being who is whisked away by a mysterious visitor to The Land of Three Dimensions, an experience that forever alters his worldview.

Like the original, Ian Stewart’s commentary takes readers on a strange and wonderful journey. With clarity and wit, Stewart illuminates Abbott’s numerous Victorian references and touches on such diverse topics as ancient Babylon, Karl Marx, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Mt. Everest, H.G. Wells, and phrenology. The Annotated Flatland makes fascinating connections between Flatland and Abbott’s era, resulting in a classic to rival Abbott’s own, and a book that will inspire and delight curious readers for generations to come.

Title The Annotated Flatland
Subtitle A Romance of Many Dimensions
Author Edwin A. Abbott
Introduction and notes by Ian Stewart
Publisher Basic Books
Title First Published 21 July 2008
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 272 p.
ISBN-10 0465011233
ISBN-13 9780465011230
Publication Date 21 July 2008
Main content page count 272
Weight 16 oz.

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