Flatland

Genre: Classics

FlatlandA Romance of Many Dimensions

Performed by:
Jonathan Fried

This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers 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. Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms, Square has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension) and Pointland (no dimensions) and ultimately entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions—a revolutionary idea for which he is returned to his two-dimensional world. Flatland is not only fascinating listening it is still a first-rate fictional introduction to the concept of the multiple dimensions of space.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 5 hours
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Author
Edwin A. Abbott
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Jonathan Fried

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