Edwin Abbott

(1838—1926) headmaster and writer

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Born in London; clergyman and author best known for Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (1884). A mathematical fantasy satirizing the Victorian class system, Flatland describes a two‐dimensional world, and speculates about ‘lower’ and ‘higher’ realms.


Subjects: Literature — Philosophy.

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