Book Blogs: Flatland

A second edition of "Flatland," published in 1884.

A second edition of “Flatland,” published in 1884.

A multifaceted, multidimensional, multimedia book blog for you today.

This is the ninth in a series of blog posts that celebrate the “Book Blogs” created by students in Professor Siân Echard’s “The History of the Book” course during the spring 2015 term. For this assignment, students in the class were asked to choose an item (book or otherwise) from RBSC, research its history, and introduce it to a public audience through a blog or wiki.

Caprice Pybus discovered a second edition of Edwin A. Abbott’s novel Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions in Rare Books and Special Collections, and began to explore the ways it has been appropriated by artists, students, and publishers, leading to the creation of a journal, a twitter handle, and a fascinating blog.

Enjoy the weekend!

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