The Best Books On Atlantis

By Jennifer McKeithen

The Books I Picked & Why

Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City

By Mark Adams

Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City

Why this book?

Mark Adams is simply a delightful writer. In this book, he dares to ask the age-old question: did Atlantis actually exist? He sifts through the facts and the fiction, taking the reader with him in his traipse across the globe to find answers. Like his other books, Meet Me in Atlantis is a fun read, where you’ll learn a lot and have some laughs along way.


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Atlantis: The Antediluvian World

By Ignatius Donnelly

Atlantis: The Antediluvian World

Why this book?

Though this is a pseudo archaeological work, Donnelly's theories remain the source of many of our modern-day ideas about Atlantis. Written in 1882, at a time when much of the world was still mysterious to Westerners, Donnelly proposed an argument that all cultures and peoples originated from Atlantis, which he claimed was destroyed during the Great Deluge described in the Book of Genesis. Today, in the 21st century, experts have debunked most of his theories. However, many of the questions he raised remain unanswered. Despite its many flaws, it’s an interesting glimpse into Western thought during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


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The Maracot Deep

By Arthur Conan Doyle

The Maracot Deep

Why this book?

Master storyteller Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had a few things to say about Atlantis. In The Maracot Deep, young zoologist Cyrus Headley travels to the edge of a deep ocean trench with a team of explorers. Suddenly, a giant sea monster attacks them and hurls them down into the trench. The explorers are rescued by the survivors of the destroyed Atlantis, who have dwelled on the seafloor for the past 8,000 years. Will Headley and his companions ever return to the surface again, or will they remain trapped for the rest of their lives like the Atlanteans? Readers expecting this novel to be like his earlier Sherlock Holms stories are in for a surprise, as it explores the spiritual and occult ideas he pondered later in his life.


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Ascension

By Kara Dalkey

Ascension

Why this book?

Nia's lifelong dream is to become an avatar, one of the ruling mermaids of Atlantis. But when she is passed over for the opportunity, she must embark on a quest to prove herself. This journey takes her far beyond the sea and everything she knows to the world of dry land. Arthurian legends, mermaids, magic, Atlantis, a heroine’s journey – how can you go wrong?


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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

By Jules Verne

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Why this book?

Probably my favorite part of this book is the gorgeous and amazing descriptions (it was originally written in French, after all). It truly is like a journey to another world! The reader experiences the sheer wonder along with Professor Aronnax as Captain Nemo reveals to him the mysteries of the seas and the alien denizens who dwell there. Verne describes an expedition when Nemo and the Professor visit an underwater civilization - which turns out to be none other than Atlantis. Seriously, if you didn’t read this book in high school or college, you have to read it now.


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