The author of more than fifty books on classics, theology, history, and Shakespeare, Edwin Abbott Abbott (1838-1926) was headmaster of the City of London School and one of the leading educators of his time. Thomas Banchoff is Professor of Mathematics at Brown University and author of "Beyond the Third Dimension".
"One of the most imaginative, delightful and, yes, touching works of mathematics, this slender 1884 book purports to be the memoir of A. Square, a citizen of an entirely two-dimensional world."--The Washington Post Book World "Flatland has remained of interest for over a century precisely because of its ability to engage its readers on so many different planes in so many different dimensions."--Victorian Studies "This reprint of Abbott's Flatland adventures contains an Introduction by Thomas Banchoff which is worth reading on its own. So if you don't have yet this book at home, go ahead and buy this edition."--Zentralblatt MATH