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Abbott, Edwin Abbott

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature
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Dinah BirchDinah Birch

Abbott, Edwin Abbott (1839–1926) 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.