I suspect that Abbott was less blinded by the prejudices of his day than his narrator, A. Square.
All in all, this is a very good book that leads to some very serious thinking - I would recommend it to everyone, regardless of their interest in science and math.
Even if you are not interested in math or science these books let you see the world in another way and will stay with you provoking thought at every turn.
When you see references to this book, written so long ago, on Futurama, you know it's time to catch up on your reading. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Twang
I have been a fan of flatland since I first read it as a schoolgirl. This time, I was buying them as a gift because this is a great book to give someone else becoming old enough to... Read morePublished on January 9, 2012 by Pj Dupuis
Incredibly easy and direct way to give a new perspective into a 1D, 2D and 3D "space"!
Flatland is written in 1800's English, so it might be a little bit tricky to get... Read more
My appreciation of mathematics came late in life, but it finally came. I have neither the aptitude nor the training to be a professional mathematician, but I like to spend a fair... Read morePublished on April 10, 2008 by Paul Camp
This is a must read for anyone. Its written simply for anyone to understand yet the underlying principles can inspire thought and contemplation on the ideas of relativity and... Read morePublished on January 7, 2003 by Jexii
This was a good morsel in the midst of my newest interests...chaos, quantum mechanics, sacred geometry, etc...if you enjoy numbers and thinking hard - it is a good read. Read morePublished on September 4, 2001 by Cheryl A. Kozicky
Abbott's math fantasy Flatland is more than 120 years old, and that alone makes it an interesting reading for people interested in geometry. Read morePublished on August 7, 2001 by Pascal Thiel
Most reader-reviewers were equally amazed on first reading Abbott's Flatland. But the point of the book is lost within all the excited verbiage. Read morePublished on August 7, 2001 by Worldreels
Many topics in modern physics and astronomy involve thinking of the universe in more than our customary three dimensions. Read morePublished on May 27, 2001 by "dingogold"