Atlantis The Antediluvian World Author:Ignatius Donnelly For centuries the world has been intrigued by the "Atlantis theory," a widely held belief that there once existed in the Atlantic Ocean, opposite the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea, a large island, which was the remnant of an Atlantic continent. On this Island of Atlantis, the adherents of the theory maintain, man first rose from a sta... more »te of barbarism to civilization. From the mighty nation which developed there, colonizing parties went out to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi, the Amazon, the Pacific Coast of South America, the Mediterranean, the West Coast of Europe and Africa, the Baltic and the Middle East.
Donnelly's "Atlantis" was originally pubmlished in 1882. Its success was immediate and world-wide and it still stands as the cornerstone on which all modern study of the "lost continent" depends. The literature of Atlantis comprising some five thousand works in twenty different languages has, for the last sixty year, followed the trail that Donnelly blazed. Not one of them has matched the popularity of his work.
This definitive edition of Donnelly's classic has been edited by Edgerton Sykes, an outstanding Atlantean scholar. It takes into account new facts which have come to light since Donnelly's day and verifies many of the author's numerous references. It also contains appreciations of Donnelly by Lewis Spence and H. S. Bellamy, and a short note by Paul Le Cour.« less