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Atlantis and Lemuria: 16 Classic Tales (Masterworks of Adventure Book 3) by [Cutcliffe Hyne, C. J., Conan Doyle, Arthur, Rider Haggard, H., Campbell Praed, Rosa, Merritt, A, Howard, Robert E, Barrows Bennett, Gertrude, Firth Scott, George, Vivian, E. Charles, Lorenzutti, Nico]
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Now in this island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire which had rule over the whole island and several others, and over parts of the continent, but there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune the island disappeared in the depths of the sea." ~Plato, Timaeus & Critias

Atlantis tales were one of the most popular Lost World sub-genres of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. You could argue that it's still the most popular Lost World sub-genre today. Plato's tale of a sunken world has spawned countless, books, films and TV shows. The survivors of that sunken continent appeared to have scattered to every corner of the globe, founding new civilizations on every continent, in isolated jungles, underground, or beneath the waves.

This Masterworks of Adventure anthology is a collection of 16 tales considered to be among the best and most influential works. We started with 333: A Bibliography of the Science-Fantasy Novel, by Crawford, Donahue and Grant (1953), which lists the best works published before 1950, then cross-referenced them with Science-fiction, the Early Years by Everett Franklin Bleiler and Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Lost Race Check Guide, the ultimate checklist for collectors. You'll find stories told in a variety of styles: adventure, dystopian, dark fantasy, philosophical adventure and pulp fiction. Some have been made available for Kindle for the very first time and are exclusive to ROH Press.

It didn't take long to discover that critics don't always agree. Will you like every tale in this collection? Maybe, maybe not. Tastes are personal. But there is a lot to choose from! A few tales of note: The Lost Continent by C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne is considered by most to be the 'ultimate tale' of ancient Atlantis (Salmonson described it as 'among the best novels ever on the subject'); Bleiler spoke highly of Roy Norton's The Toll of the Sea, describing it as 'one of the better lost races of the period'. If a brilliant tale filled with weird imagination is your thing, then check out A. Merritt's The Face in the Abyss; if you prefer some philosophy (or a lot) with your adventure, H. Rider Haggard's When the World Shook may be the way to go. Two novels in this anthology were written by women: Claimed! by Gertrude Barrows Bennett, an excellent fast-paced dark fantasy tale, and Fugitive Anne by Rosa Campbell Praed, one of the rare novels in the genre with a female protagonist. For those of you who want a litle sword and sorcery, check out Robert E. Howard's Kull Saga, three action-packed tales of pulp adventure. There's enough here to keep you entertained for quite a while. Enjoy!

Tales of Atlantis
The Lost Continent by C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

The Kull Saga
The Shadow Kingdom by Robert E. Howard,
The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune by Robert E. Howard
Kings of the Night by Robert E. Howard

Atlanteans in Africa
When the World Shook by H. Rider Haggard

Atlanteans in the Sargasso Sea
Queen of Atlantis by Frank Aubrey

Atlanteans in South America
The Devil-Tree of Eldorado by Frank Aubrey
The Face in the Abyss by A. Merritt
The Toll of the Sea by Roy Norton (First Kindle Edition)
The Treasure of Atlantis by J. Allan Dunn

Atlanteans in South East Asia
City of Wonder by E. Charles Vivian

Atlanteans and Lemurians in Australia
Fugitive Anne by Rosa Campbell Praed
The Last Lemurian by George Firth Scott

Atlantis Under the Sea
The Maracot Deep by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Scarlet Empire by David M. Parry (First Kindle Edition)

And for something completely different...
Claimed! by Gertrude Barrows Bennett

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4161 KB
  • Print Length: 2696 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: ROH Press; 1 edition (12 December 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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