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"The Christian theologian Edwin Abbott's classic satire Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a prime example of a story which is political and social but also spiritual in substance, where the metaphorical power of story, with its roots in the author's faith, serve as a means of rethinking and illuminating deep, disturbing truths about elitist and misogynist norms in Abbott's Victorian society."

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