This Masterpiece Of Science And Mathematical Fiction Is A Delightfully Unique And Highly Entertaining Satire That Has Charmed Readers For Than Years The Work Of English Clergyman, Educator And Shakespearean Scholar Edwin A Abbott , It Describes The Journeys Of A Squaresic Ed , A Mathematician And Resident Of The Two Dimensional Flatland, Where Women Thin, Straight Lines Are The Lowliest Of Shapes, And Where Men May Have Any Number Of Sides, Depending On Their Social StatusThrough Strange Occurrences That Bring Him Into Contact With A Host Of Geometric Forms, Square Has Adventures In Spaceland Three Dimensions , Lineland One Dimension And Pointland No Dimensions And Ultimately Entertains Thoughts Of Visiting A Land Of Four Dimensions A Revolutionary Idea For Which He Is Returned To His Two Dimensional World Charmingly Illustrated By The Author, Flatland Is Not Only Fascinating Reading, It Is Still A First Rate Fictional Introduction To The Concept Of The Multiple Dimensions Of Space Instructive, Entertaining, And Stimulating To The Imagination Mathematics Teacher
From Biography Base Edwin Abbott Abbott, English schoolmaster and theologian, is best known as the author of the mathematical satire Flatland 1884.He was educated at the City of London School and at St John s College, Cambridge, where he took the highest honours in classics, mathematics and theology, and became fellow of his college In 1862 he took orders After holding masterships at King Edward s School, Birmingham, and at Clifton College, he succeeded G F Mortimer as headmaster of the City of London School in 1865 at the early age of twenty six He was Hulsean lecturer in 1876.He retired in 1889, and devoted himself to literary and theological pursuits Dr Abbott s liberal inclinations in theology were prominent both in his educational views and in his books His Shakespearian Grammar 1870 is a permanent contribution to English philology In 1885 he published a life of Francis Bacon His theological writings include three anonymously published religious romances Philochristus 1878 , Onesimus 1882 , and Sitanus 1906.More weighty contributions are the anonymous theological discussion The Kernel and the Husk 1886 , Philomythus 1891 , his book The Anglican Career of Cardinal Newman 1892 , and his article The Gospels in the ninth edition of the Encyclop dia Britannica, embodying a critical view which caused considerable stir in the English theological world He also wrote St Thomas of Canterbury, his Death and Miracles 1898 , Johannine Vocabulary 1905 , Johannine Grammar 1906 Flatland was published in 1884.Sources that say he is the brother of Evelyn Abbott 1843 1901 , who was a well known tutor of Balliol College, Oxford, and author of a scholarly history of Greece, are in error.
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- Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
- Edwin A. Abbott
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