FLATLAND. A ROMANCE OF MANY DIMENSIONS, BY A. SQUARE. ROBERTS BROTHERS, BOSTON, 1885.
At first, one is struck by the utter absurdity, and nonsense of the book,- just as the swuare was with the story of the sphere,-but if one will have the perseverance to read it through to the end, he will at last see its purpose, at first dim. It is evidently an allegory written with the purpose of reminding us that we should not be incredulous of opinions other than our own, but should try to realize that there is some other view of looking at a matter besides the one which we are at present using. In explaining Flatland, there is a bit too much attention to detail. The style, however, is clear and forcible. The book as a whole is entertaining, and at times funny, through its very unreasonableness.