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Abbott, Edwin Abbott

Abbott, Edwin Abbott, 1838–1926, English clergyman and author, b. London. He wrote several theological works and a biography (1885) of Francis Bacon, but he is best known for his standard Shakespearian Grammar (1870) and the pseudonymously written Flatland (by A Square, 1884, 6th ed. 1952).
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Even though Edwin Abbott Abbott wrote the novella "Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions" way back in 1884, lampooning not just the Victorian culture but also, quite significantly, provoking philosophical thoughts on the nature of dimensions in space, it is not something that science has tackled enough.