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    • Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

    • By: Edwin Abbott
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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: $14.95

    • Flatland

    • By: Edwin Abbott Abbott
    • Narrated by: Adriel Brandt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Flatland, first published in 1884, is classic work of satire. The full title, Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, reveals the story's most compelling characteristic, its discussion of multiple dimensions. It is this fascinating examination which has contributed to Flatland's enduring popularity.

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    • 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 140
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
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      4 out of 5 stars 117

    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: $14.95

    • Flatland

    • A Romance of Many Dimensions
    • By: Edwin A. Abbott
    • Narrated by: Patrick Frederic
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 268
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      4 out of 5 stars 77
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      4 out of 5 stars 78

    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: $14.95

    • Flatland

    • By: Edwin Abbott
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
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    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: $14.95

    • Flatland

    • By: Edwin A. Abbott
    • Narrated by: Peter Delloro
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      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: $14.95