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Abbott, Edwin Abbott 1838-1926

Overview
Works: 416 works in 2,361 publications in 16 languages and 27,210 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satirical literature  Mathematical fiction  Novellas  Concordances  Film adaptations  Animated films  Drama  Science fiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Honoree
Classifications: QA699, 530.11
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Flatland : a romance of many dimensions by Edwin Abbott Abbott( Book )

509 editions published between 1873 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 11,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrated by A. Square, Flatland is Edwin A. Abbott's delightful mathematical fantasy about life in a two-dimensional world. All existence is limited to length and breadth in Flatland, its inhabitants unable even to imagine a third dimension. Abbott's amiable narrator provides an overview of this fantastic world--its physics and metaphysics, its history, customs, and religious beliefs. But when a strange visitor mysteriously appears and transports the incredredulous Flatlander to the Land of Three Dimensions, his worldview is forever shattered
A Shakespearian grammar : an attempt to illustrate some of the differences between Elizabethan and modern English by Edwin Abbott Abbott( Book )

213 editions published between 1869 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The finest and fullest guide to the peculiarities of Elizabethan syntax, grammar, and prosody, this volume addresses every idiomatic usage found in Shakespeare's works (with additional references to the works of Jonson, Bacon, and others). Its informative introduction, which compares Shakespearian and modern usage, is followed by sections on grammar (classified according to parts of speech) and prosody (focusing on pronunciation). The book concludes with an examination of the uses of metaphor and simile and a selection of notes and questions suitable for classroom use. Each of more than 500 cl
The annotated Flatland : a romance of many dimensions by Edwin Abbott Abbott( )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first-ever annotated edition of the beloved classic is beautifully illustrated and brilliantly brought to life for a new generation of readers. Published in 1884 by an English clergyman and headmaster, it is a fanciful tale of A. Square, a two-dimensional being visiting a three-dimensional world
A concordance to the works of Alexander Pope by Edwin Abbott( Book )

42 editions published between 1875 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This concordance applies to all poems contained in the first authorised edition of Pope's completed works, edited by Warburton in 1751, except the translations from the Greek and Latin, the adaptations of Chaucer, and the imitations of English poets."
Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott( )

40 editions published between 1884 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How would a creature limited to two dimensions be able to grasp the possibility of a third? Edwin A. Abbott's droll and delightful "romance of many dimensions" explores this conundrum in the experiences of his protagonist, A Square, whose linear world is invaded by an emissary Sphere bringing the gospel of the third dimension. Part geometry lesson, part social satire, this classic work of science fiction brilliantly succeeds in enlarging all readers' imaginations beyond the limits of their "respective dimensional prejudices." Unless you're a mathematician, the chances of you reading any novels about geometry are probably slender. But if you read only one in your life, this should be at the top of your list. Flatland imagines a two-dimensional world inhabited by sentient geometric shapes who think their planar world is all there is. But one Flatlander, a Square, discovers the existence of a third dimension and the limits of his world's assumptions about reality and comes to understand the confusing problem of higher dimensions. The book is also quite a funny satire on society and class distinctions of Victorian England. [Publit]
Flatland : an edition with notes and commentary by Edwin Abbott Abbott( )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Flatland, Edwin Abbott Abbott's story of a two-dimensional universe, as told by one of its inhabitants who is introduced to the mysteries of three-dimensional space, has enjoyed an enduring popularity from the time of its publication in 1884. This fully annotated edition enables the modern day reader to understand and appreciate the many "dimensions" of this classic satire with commentary on language and literary style, including numerous definitions of obscure words and an appendix on Abbott's life and work. Historical commentary, writings by Plato and Aristotle, and citations from Abbott's other writings work together to show how this tale relates to Abbott's views of society in late-Victorian England and classical Greece. Approaching the book from a mathematical stance, additional notes and illustrations enhance the usefulness of Flatland as an elementary introduction to higher-dimensional geometry."--Jacket
Flatland : a romance of many dimensions by Edwin Abbott Abbott( )

42 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the two-dimensional world known as Flatland, all existence is limited to length and breadth and its inhabitants unable even to imagine a third dimension. A Square chronicles the various facets of his world, including its physics and metaphysics, its history, customs, and religious beliefs. But when a strange visitor mysteriously appears and transports the incredulous Flatlander to Spaceland, a land of three dimensions, his worldview is forever shattered
St. Thomas of Canterbury : his death and miracles by Edwin Abbott Abbott( Book )

24 editions published between 1898 and 2016 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the second part of a two-volume work on the famed English archbishop and saint Thomas Becket. The author focuses in particular on his death and miracles
Johannine grammar by Edwin Abbott Abbott( Book )

33 editions published between 1906 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is both a textbook for reading and understanding Biblical, or Koine, Greek, and an exploration of textual problems in the Gospel of John
How to write clearly : rules and exercises on English composition by Edwin Abbott Abbott( Book )

73 editions published between 1872 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's not enough to know the parts of speech. One needs to know the best way to employ them in order to write clearly and effectively. This textbook contains 56 rules of English usage divided into rules of brevity and rules of clearness and force. Several sets of exercises enable students to practice proper composition techniques. Written by an English grammarian, teacher and schoolmaster, this book is intended for use both in the classroom and for homeschooling. A companion volume, "How to Parse," explains English grammar in greater depth
Johannine vocabulary; a comparison of the words of the Fourth Gospel with those of the three by Edwin Abbott Abbott( Book )

25 editions published between 1905 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book compares the text of John's gospel with the other synoptic gospels and includes a detailed analysis of the words and writing styles of the Four Gospels
Philochristus : memoirs of a disciple of the Lord by Edwin Abbott Abbott( Book )

20 editions published between 1878 and 2012 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout his life Abbott searched for a more personal way to present the story of Christianity to non-believers. This novel is his answer. Both a work of Christian apologetics and history, this dramatic novel is written from the point of view of an early Christian. Born in first-century Galilee, Philochristus meets Jesus as a young man. He witnesses many of the pivotal events of Jesus' life and winds up in Britain in the year 80, where he writes his memoirs of his time with the Lord. Abbott would write two more novels about early Christian believers, "Onesimus" and "Silanus the Christian."
Philomythus, an antidote against credulity : a discussion of Cardinal Newman's Essay on ecclesiastical miracles by Edwin Abbott Abbott( Book )

19 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book defends the use of scientific and historical inquiry against the historical claims of scripture
Francis Bacon, an account of his life and works by Edwin Abbott Abbott( Book )

24 editions published between 1885 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onesimus : memoirs of a disciple of St. Paul by Edwin Abbott Abbott( )

19 editions published between 1882 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historical novel is told from the point of view of first-century Christian Onesimus, a slave mentioned in the book of Philemon
English lessons for English people by Edwin Abbott Abbott( Book )

49 editions published between 1871 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Anglican career of Cardinal Newman by Edwin Abbott Abbott( Book )

8 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first part of a biography of John Henry Newman, an Anglican priest who wanted to return the Anglican Church to a more Catholic style of worship and eventually converted to Catholicism
The common tradition of the synoptic Gospels : in the text of the Revised Version by Edwin Abbott Abbott( Book )

11 editions published between 1884 and 2006 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through nature to Christ: or, The ascent of worship through illusion to the truth by Edwin Abbott Abbott( )

10 editions published between 1877 and 2015 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the belief that religion is a natural human activity, the author draws on art, science and morality to make a case for the truth of Christianity
The message of the Son of man by Edwin Abbott Abbott( Book )

10 editions published between 1909 and 2010 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the phrase "the Son of Man," found frequently throughout the New Testament, often from the lips of Jesus himself
 
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Flatland : a romance of many dimensions
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A Shakespearian grammar : an attempt to illustrate some of the differences between Elizabethan and modern EnglishThe annotated Flatland : a romance of many dimensionsFlatlandFlatland : an edition with notes and commentaryFlatland : a romance of many dimensionsSt. Thomas of Canterbury : his death and miraclesJohannine grammarHow to write clearly : rules and exercises on English composition
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Абботт, Эдвин Абботт

Еббот Едвін

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אבוט, אדווין, 1838-1926

אדווין אבוט אבוט

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アボット, E. A.

アボット, エドウィン・A.

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