Books: Non-Fiction

" Upward, Not Northward"

FLATLAND — A Square — Little, Brown ($1.50). Some 40 years ago, critics hurled brickbats and bouquets, hurled them hard, at this small book, whose pseudonymous author was then headmaster of the City of London School, the Rev. Edwin Abbott Abbott, M.A., D.D. Now the book is republished with a foreword by erudite William Garnett, in view of the detection of a fourth dimension by Dr. Einstein. It is a geometric romance for non-mathematicians; an extremely simple fable with amazing implications and a vein of social satire that remains...

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