Atlantis, the Antediluvian World (Dover Occult) by Ignatius Donnelly

By Ignatius Donnelly

The nice vintage of Atlantis, this e-book greater than the other tested the life of this misplaced continent for the trendy international. Attracting thousands of readers and stimulating significant debate, it inspired generations of individuals together with numerous scientists who went directly to do severe paintings of their fields, and various science-fiction writers. it's a degree of the facility of the Atlantis fable that, regardless of the entire facts on the contrary, the belief of a submerged Atlantic Ocean continent continues to be lively this present day, lengthy after Donnelly's paintings first appeared.
A legal professional and flesh presser prior to he became to writing, Ignatius Donnelly (1831‒1901) spent a long time accumulating proof for his booklet on Atlantis. exhibiting a tremendous wisdom of Platonic and Biblical fabric, comparative archeological discoveries, people traditions of deluges, and geological info aiding catastrophic volcanic task, Donnelly staggered his readers with "facts" and beaten them together with his many remarkable arguments. regardless of the various more moderen discoveries that experience proved a lot of his "facts" to be fake, his arguments nonetheless dazzle and his important delusion maintains to fascinate. The hugely attractive suggestion of a misplaced continent with a excessive civilization, one who was once the mum of all different civilizations, is among the such a lot enduring of all human myths and indicates no symptoms of disappearing.
A seminal paintings on Atlantis and a vintage within the heritage of tradition, this publication is the start line for someone basically attracted to the Atlantis delusion. nonetheless the main readable and imaginitive of the books on Atlantis, it's a paintings that may lengthy outlive many of the more moderen bills. As a research of the golden prior, it's an significantly fascinating and relaxing book.

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