Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
by Edwin A. Abbott

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Part II: Other Worlds

“O brave new worlds, that have such people in them!”


Part I: This World  •  By the Editor  •  Section 1. Of the Nature of Flatland  •  Section 2. Of the Climate and Houses in Flatland  •  Section 3. Concerning the Inhabitants of Flatland  •  Section 4. Concerning the Women  •  Section 5. Of our Methods of Recognizing one another  •  Section 6. Of Recognition by Sight  •  Section 7. Concerning Irregular Figures  •  Section 8. Of the Ancient Practice of Painting  •  Section 9. Of the Universal Colour Bill  •  Section 10. Of the Suppression of the Chromatic Sedition  •  Section 11. Concerning our Priests  •  Section 12. Of the Doctrine of our Priests  •  Part II: Other Worlds  •  Section 13. How I had a Vision of Lineland  •  Section 14. How I vainly tried to explain the nature of Flatland  •  Section 15. Concerning a Stranger from Spaceland  •  Section 16. How the Stranger vainly endeavoured to reveal to me in words the mysteries of Spaceland  •  Section 17. How the Sphere, having in vain tried words, resorted to deeds  •  Section 18. How I came to Spaceland, and what I saw there  •  Section 20. How the Sphere encouraged me in a Vision  •  Section 21. How I tried to teach the Theory of Three Dimensions to my Grandson, and with what success  •  Section 22. How I then tried to diffuse the Theory of Three Dimensions by other means, and of the result