Popular Fiction (L)
Popular Fiction has employed Atlantis as a theme since the 17th century when Francis Bacon wrote his New Atlantis. Jules Verne touched on the subject of Atlantis in his 1873, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. However, it was the publication of Ignatius Donnelly’s Atlantis in 1882 that gave a powerful boost to the creation of Atlantis themed books, films and more recently, games.(a)(b).