Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (version 2)

Edwin Abbott ABBOTT (1838 - 1926)

This is a satirical novel written by Edwin A. Abbott, first published in 1884. Abbott uses a two-dimensional world, with himself as the protagonist, known simply as "A Square", to deride the Victorian aristocracy and its hierarchies. But the book has retained its value throughout the years for its unique portrayal of a two-dimensional world, and how a Sphere introduces the Square to the incomprehensible possibility of a third dimension. Once the square fully understands the third dimension, he suggests to the Sphere that even a fourth, fifth, or sixth dimension could exist. But the Sphere sends the square back to his two-dimensional world, where he cannot convince anyone of the existence of a three dimensional world. - Summary by Linda Olsen Fitak
Read by Linda Olsen Fitak and Aaron White.

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, Satire, Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 PREFACE TO THE SECOND AND REVISED EDITION, 1884, BY THE EDITOR Linda Olsen Fitak
00:12:02
Play 01 Of the Nature of Flatland Linda Olsen Fitak
00:05:55
Play 02 Of the Climate and Houses in Flatland Linda Olsen Fitak
00:07:00
Play 03 Concerning the Inhabitants of Flatland Linda Olsen Fitak
00:12:00
Play 04 Concerning the Women Linda Olsen Fitak
00:16:53
Play 05 Of Our Methods of Recognizing One Another Linda Olsen Fitak
00:15:50
Play 06 Of Recognition by Sight Linda Olsen Fitak
00:15:44
Play 07 Concerning Irregular Figures Linda Olsen Fitak
00:10:59
Play 08 Of the Ancient Practice of Painting Linda Olsen Fitak
00:09:04
Play 09 Of the Universal Colour Bill Linda Olsen Fitak
00:10:58
Play 10 Of the Suppression of the Chromatic Sedition Linda Olsen Fitak
00:13:11
Play 11 Concerning Our Priests Linda Olsen Fitak
00:08:36
Play 12 Of the Doctrine of Our Priests Linda Olsen Fitak
00:14:35
Play 13 How I had a Vision of Lineland Linda Olsen Fitak
00:13:12
Play 14 How I Vainly Tried to Explain the Nature of Flatland Aaron White
00:13:32
Play 15 Concerning a Stranger from Spaceland Aaron White
00:09:13
Play 16 How the Stranger Vainly Endeavored to Reveal to Me in Words the Mysteries of Spaceland Aaron White
00:20:54
Play 17 How the Sphere, having in vain tried words, resorted to deeds Aaron White
00:06:08
Play 18 How I came to Spaceland, and what I saw there Aaron White
00:12:02
Play 19 How, though the Sphere shewed me other mysteries of Spaceland, I still desire more; and what came of it Aaron White
00:17:44
Play 20 How the Sphere encouraged me in a vision Aaron White
00:08:13
Play 21 How I tried to teach the Theory of Three Dimensions to my Grandson, and with what success Aaron White
00:06:33
Play 22 How I then tried to diffuse the Theory of Three Dimensions by other means, and of the result Aaron White
00:10:44