Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926. English scholar, theologian, and writer.)

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|        "O day and night, but this is wondrous strange"        |
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|       /       /     /|   ------  /     /|      /|    /  /-.   |
|     /----   /     /__|    /    /     /__|    /  |  /  /   /   |
|   /       /___  /    |  /    /___  /    |  /    |/  /__.-'    |
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| No Dimensions                                  One Dimension  |
|       .         A ROMANCE OF MANY DIMENSIONS       -----      |
|   POINTLAND                                      LINELAND     |
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| Two Dimensions                               Three Dimensions |
|      ___                                             __       |
|     |   |                                          /__/|      |
|     |___|                                         |__|/       |
|   FLATLAND                                       SPACELAND    |
|          "Fie, fie, how franticly I square my talk!"          |
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With Illustrations by the Author, A SQUARE (Edwin A. Abbott)

To
The Inhabitants of SPACE IN GENERAL
And H. C. IN PARTICULAR
This Work is Dedicated
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 Enlargement of THE IMAGINATION
And the possible Development
Of that most rare and excellent Gift of MODESTY
Among the Superior Races
Of SOLID HUMANITY

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