Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

by Edwin A. Abbott

For the most part I hate maths, other than stats & arithmetic, but I loved this absolutely mad book!

My copy didn’t come with the line drawings, but they are available on http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/~banchoff/Flatland/

 I only found this site after I finished my read last night. I was happy with my imagination travelling with A Square trying to puzzle out his universe!

I wish I had discovered this book when I was at intermediate school. I was decent at maths until Year 10 and using my love of words may have made me try harder with maths – although I don’t think anything could have made me & trig friends!

Knocked off a star for an often patronising attitude to women. Abbott may have thought he was being funny.

I didn’t.

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