平面国

平面国

With wry humor & 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, a slightly befuddled narrator, is born into a place which is limited to two dimensions--irrevocably flat--& 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 & 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, & Pointland, the world of no dimension. But when A. Square dares to speak openly of a 3rd, even a 4th 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 & hyperspace years before Einstein's famous theories, & it does so with a wonderful, enduring enchantment.

Title:平面国
Edition Language:Chinese
ISBN:7214057840
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    平面国 Reviews

  • Robert

    When you read this book, keep two things in mind. First, it was written back in 1880, when relativity had not yet been invented, when quantum theory was not yet discovered, when only a handful of math...

  • Stephen

    Take a classically styled, 19th century satire about Victorian social mores…dress it up in dimensional geometry involving anthropomorphized shapes (e.g., lines, squares, cubes, etc.)…bathe it in t...

  • Michael Finocchiaro

    A curious little novella about a man a two-dimensional world thinking literally out of the box. First he explains his world in which the angles you have the higher social status you have in Flatland -...

  • Evgeny

    When it comes to genre this book is in its own: let me call it satirical math. It anybody can come up with a better term, I am opened to suggestions. The story takes part in a flat country (universe?)...

  • Dan

    This book should not be read in hopes of finding an entertaining story. As a novel, it's terrible. It's plot (if you can call it that) is simple and contrived. But, it wasn't written as a novel.Flatla...

  • Duane

    I give it an extra star for it's originality, it's uniqueness. The concept was genius, Abbott was probably a math genius himself. However, as a work of literature it does not hold up well. It has a sh...

  • Kinga

    This was one crazy, opium fuelled, brilliant book about geometry and different dimensions and I am going to explain it the best way I can but Edwin A Abbott does it so much better.Here is a story of S...

  • Apatt

    “I used to be a renegade, I used to fool around But I couldn't take the punishment and had to settle down Now I'm playing it real straight, and yes, I cut my hair You might think I'm crazy, but I do...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, Edwin A. AbbottFlatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott, first published in 1884 by Seeley & Co. o...

  • Nandakishore Varma

    At the outset... the 5 stars are entirely subjective. I love maths, I love playing mathematical games, I love philosophising about maths. So this book is perfect for me. But if maths is not your cup o...