Author: Isaac Asimov
Original English Text Printed In: 1983 Barnes and Nobel edition
Abstract of Foreword: Asimov briefly explains why Flatland remains today one of the best introductions to the 'manner of perceiving dimensions.' He then goes on to discuss the problem of limitations on the human mind, asserting that Flatland serves to question the limitations in relation to mathematical, physical, and social issues. Additionally, Asimov describes Abbott as a 'grave and serious Shakespearian scholar' and seems to overlook Flatland's satirical elements that question various aspects of Victorian society.
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