The Annotated Flatland

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by Ian Stewart

Flatland is a one-of-a-kind, entertaining satire that has captivated readers for more than a century. The whimsical tale of A. Square, a two-dimensional human who is carried away by a mystery visitor to The Land of Three Dimensions, an encounter that forever changes his perspective, was published in 1884 by the English clergyman and headmaster Edwin A. Abbott.

Ian Stewart's commentary, like the original, takes readers on a bizarre and beautiful journey. Stewart decodes Abbott's myriad Victorian references with clarity and wit, touching on themes as disparate as ancient Babylon, Karl Marx, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Mt. Everest, H.G. Wells, and phrenology. The Annotated Flatland draws remarkable parallels between Flatland and Abbott's age, culminating in a classic to match Abbott's, and a work that will inspire and entertain readers for centuries to come.

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