Pierre Benoît. L’Atlantide. 1919.

Pierre Benoît. L’Atlantide. Roman. Paris: Michel Albin, 1919. Yellow printed wrappers.

L’Atlantide is a fantasy of scientific ecstasy: the discovery of a lost world in the great empty space at the limit of cartographic knowledge. In the desert fastnesses of the Sahara, Atlantis survives and is ruled by a sexy, powerful queen. I read this novel of exotic lands and exotic languages in high school and never forgot.

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