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    • Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

    • By: Edwin Abbott
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 345
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 307
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 310

    Abbott used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to offer pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. However, the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions, for which the novella is still popular amongst mathematics, physics, and computer science students. Several films have been made from the story, including a feature film in 2007 called Flatland. Other efforts have been short or experimental films, including one narrated by Dudley Moore and a short film with Martin Sheen titled Flatland: The Movie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, Terrible Narrator

    • By Heather on 11-07-12

    Regular price: $3.49

    • Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Edwin A. Abbott
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Flatland is populated by Squares, Triangles, Circles, and Lines, all of which are strictly divided by class and gender. However, our narrator, A Square, living a practical life in this two-dimensional universe, dreams of other worlds. Perhaps A Sphere, a figure from a three-dimensional realm, can help drive home the point. But, as A Square soon discovers, educating Flatland about the shapes of things to come proves to be a dangerous infraction.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Somewhat difficult to understand, but interesting

    • By NRP on 07-10-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Flatland

    • By: Edwin A. Abbott
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Fried
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed audiences for more than 100 years. The work of English clergyman, educator, and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the journeys of A. Square, a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, where women - thin, straight lines - are the lowliest of shapes, and where men may have any number of sides, depending on their social status.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting story

    • By Eric MacGill on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Flatland

    • A Romance of Many Dimensions
    • By: Edwin A. Abbott
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 115

    The story is about a two-dimensional world referred to as Flatland. All existence is limited to length and breadth in Flatland, its inhabitants unable even to imagine a third dimension. The amiable narrator, A Square, provides an overview of this fantastic world---its physics and metaphysics, its history, customs, and religious beliefs. But when a strange visitor mysteriously appears and transports the incredulous Flatlander to Spaceland, a land of three dimensions, his worldview is forever shattered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can you really imagine the 4th or 5th dimension?

    • By Linda B on 05-12-12

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Flatland

    • A Romance of Many Dimensions
    • By: Edwin A. Abbott
    • Narrated by: Patrick Frederic
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 263
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      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved all the concepts of this book

    • By Brian on 01-20-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Flatland

    • By: Edwin A. Abbott
    • Narrated by: Peter Delloro
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Written by Edwin A. Abbott, under the pseudonym "a square", Flatland offers pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. However, the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions. Noted science writer Isaac Asimov has described Flatland as "The best introduction one can find into the manner of perceiving dimensions. " As such, Flatland is very popular amongst mathematics, physics, and computer-science students.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Cute book, not-so-hot narration

    • By Joel D Offenberg on 01-19-10

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Flatland

    • A Romance of Many Dimensions
    • By: Edwin A. Abbott
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 4
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      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2

    With this satirical novella, English schoolmaster Edwin A. Abbott provides both a mathematical fantasy and pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. The narrator, “a Square,” resides in the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland. When he is visited by a sphere, he is suddenly faced with proof of the existence of three dimensions and is forced to see the limitations of his world.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Flatlandia [Flatland]

    • By: Edwin Abbott Abbott
    • Narrated by: Silvia Cecchini
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Flatlandia fu scritto nel 1888 da Edwin Abbott Abbott. Il racconto, fantastico, racconta la vita di un abitante di un ipotetico universo bidimensionale che entra in contatto con l'abitante di un universo tridimensionale. È un racconto che affronta da un punto di vista della matematica e della geometria il tema della multidimensionalità dell'universo.

    Regular price: $3.02

    • Flatland

    • By: Edwin Abbott
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 science fiction novel. As a satire, Flatland offered pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. However, the book's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions. In a foreword to one of the many publications of the book, noted science fiction author Isaac Asimov described Flatland as “The best introduction one can find into the manner of perceiving dimensions.”

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Read it in Swedish 1966

    • By John on 06-18-12

    Regular price: $10.46