Science (February 27, 1885), p. 184.

--- The modern mathematician finds the space of three dimensions, in which our visible universe is contained, entirely too contracted for his conceptions, and is obliged to imagine a space of n dimensions in order that his fancy may find room to disport itself. But it is a new idea, on the part of the novelist, to make the conceptions of transcendental geometry the basis for an amusing story. Flatland, a romance of many dimensions, by A. Square (Boston, Roberts Brothers, 1885), is in substance a description of life as a geometer might imagine it to be in space of one, two, or n dimensions. Readers of `Alice behind the looking-glass' will not fail to notice the resemblance of the present work to that singular play of fancy. Curiously enough, a `scientific romance' on the fourth dimension is just now announced in England by C. H. Hinton.