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.