Definitions for ""—And He Built a Crooked House—""
And He Built a Crooked House—” (the quotation marks and dashes being part of the story’s title) is a science fiction short story by Robert A. Heinlein first published in Astounding Science Fiction in February 1941,Astounding Science Fiction Feb. 1941, as cited by and and reprinted in the collection The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag in 1959. The story is about a mathematically-inclined architect named Quintus Teal who has what he thinks is a brilliant idea to save on real estate costs by building a house shaped like the unfolded net of a tesseract.