Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, Edwin Abbott
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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

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With wry humor and penetrating satire, Flatland takes us on a mind-expanding journey into a different world to give us a new vision of our own. A. Square, the slightly befuddled narrator, is born into a place which is limited to two dimensions—irrevocably flat—and peopled by a hierarchy of geometrical forms. In a Gulliver-like tour of his bizarre homeland, A. Square spins a fascinating tale of domestic drama and political turmoil, from sex among consenting triangles to the intentional subjugation of Flatland’s females. He tells of visits to Lineland, the world of one dimension, and Pointland, the world of no dimension. But when A. Square dares to speak openly of a third, even a fourth dimension, his tragic fate climaxes a brilliant parody of Victorian society.

An underground favorite since its publication in England in 1884, Flatland is as prophetic a science-fiction classic as the works of H.G. Wells, introducing aspects of relativity and hyperspace years before Einstein’s famous theories, and it does so with a wonderful, enduring enchantment.
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Кирилл Моисеев
Кирилл Моисеевshared an impressionlast year
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Instigates you to step over your dimensional believes in an effort to grasp or to the least of it touch what could be an instance of a space of more than 3 dimensions.

What could it be like to be capable of perceiving a space of negative dimensions?

momokoa
momokoahas quotedlast year
By a Humble Native of Flatland
In the Hope that
Even as he was Initiated into the Mysteries
Of THREE DIMENSIONS
Having been previously conversant
With ONLY TWO
So the Citizens of that Celestial Region
May aspire yet higher and higher
To the Secrets of FOUR FIVE or EVEN SIX Dimensions
Thereby contributing
To the Enlargment of THE IMAGINATION
And the possible Development
Of that most and excellent Gift of MODESTY
Among the Superior Races
Of SOLID HUMANITY
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通过一个卑微的地的平原
希望
甚至当他开始进入的奥秘
三尺寸
具有先前已经熟悉
只有两个
因此公民的天体的区域
可能希望但较高和较高的
以的秘密,四五年,甚至六尺寸
从而有助
到缓慢的想象力
和可能的发展
这最优秀的礼物的谦虚
在优越种族
固体人类
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"Love" them becomes "the anticipation of benefits"
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