Flatland is a unique, delightful satire that has charmed readers for over a century Published inby the English clergyman and headmaster Edwin A Abbott, it is the fanciful tale of A Square, a two dimensional being who is whisked away by a mysterious visitor to The Land of Three Dimensions, an experience that forever alters his worldviewLike the original, Ian Stewarts commentary takes readers on a strange and wonderful journey With clarity and wit, Stewart illuminates Abbotts numerous Victorian references and touches on such diverse topics as ancient Babylon, Karl Marx, Mary Shelleys Frankenstein, Mt Everest, HG Wells, and phrenology The Annotated Flatland makes fascinating connections between Flatland and Abbotts era, resulting in a classic to rival Abbotts own, and a book that will inspire and delight curious readers for generations to come