Francis Bacon: An Account of his Life and Works. Biography
“The truth is, that in almost every great man there is pretty sure to be something of disproportion…”
Sir Francis Bacon, best known for role as one of the creators of empiricism, was not only a English philosopher but also a talented statesman, scientist, jurist, and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remains extremely influential through his works and achievements. Edwin Abbott Abbott’s biography of Bacon spans not only Bacon’s whole life but also all his achievements in his political and his literary career. The reader gets a clear outline of Bacon as a person as well as a poet and writer, which allows him to learn as much about the historical figure of Frances Bacon as we nowadays can.
Edwin Abbott Abbott was a schoolmaster and theologian. He was the author of the novel ‘Flatland’.