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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Flatland : Romance of Many Dimensions (06 Edition)

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How would a creature limited to two dimensions be able to grasp the possibility of a third? Edwin A. Abbott's droll and delightful "romance of many dimensions" explores this conundrum in the experiences of his protagonist, A Square, whose linear world is invaded by an emissary Sphere bringing the gospel of the third dimension. Part geometry lesson, part social satire, this classic work of science fiction brilliantly succeeds in enlarging all readers' imaginations beyond the limits of their "respective dimensional prejudices."

This new edition begins with an introduction by Rosemary Jann that illuminates the social and intellectual context that produced the work and explains its relationship to the theological issues central to Abbott's career. It also provides the most extensive discussion to date of the class and gender issues raised by the text and of the debates over the limits of scientific and mathematical knowledge in which it participated.

Flatland's unique combination of astute social, philosophical, and mathematical observations with wit and humor can be read at many different levels, and will prove especially enjoyable to readers of Victorian literature and philosophy.

About the Author

Rosemary Jann is a professor of English and Cultural Studies at George Mason University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192805980
Subtitle:
A Romance of Many Dimensions
Author:
Abbott, Edwin A.
Editor:
Jann, Rosemary
Author:
Abbott, Edwin Abbott
Author:
null, Rosemary
Author:
null, Edwina
Author:
Jann, Rosemary
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fourth dimension
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 19th C
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20060907
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
72 line illus.
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
5.000 x 7.600 in 0.300 lb

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