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Flatland : a romance of many dimensions by A. Square (Edwin A. Abbott), 1884

Flatland : a romance of many dimensions by A. Square (Edwin A. Abbott), 1884

Originally published in 1884 under the pseudonym "A Square"

Edwin A. Abbott, 1838-1926 

British grammarian and theologian, Edwin A. Abbott was a prolific author of pedagogical texts and scholarship, including a celebrated Shakespearean Grammar. Despite copious academic contributions, he is best known for his surrealist mathematical fiction novella, Flatland. Written from the perspective of the anthropomorphized geometrical shape, A. Square, Flatland offers a biting satirical critique of Victorian-era society paired with a mathematically sound examination of the potential for multiple dimensions. Abbott's prose can be esoteric and philosophical, but he examines relatable social issues such as caste hierarchy and abandonment of traditional roles. Start with Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions.

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