the Violet
The Life and Works of David Lindsay

The Violet is a site dedicated to fantasy writer David Lindsay, author of A Voyage to Arcturus, The Haunted Woman, and other works, including, of course, The Violet Apple.

The aim of the site is twofold: to introduce Lindsay to those who don't know about him, and to provide more information about his life and works for those who want to find out more.

For a quick introduction to the man and his works, see Who is David Lindsay? To delve deeper, use the menu on the left to learn more about his life & works.

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A Voyage to Arcturus (Fenix)
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Viatge a Arcturus (Doble Sol)
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The Adventures of M. de Mailly (Resonance BookWorks)
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If you want a well-formatted ebook of David Lindsay's classic novel A Voyage to Arcturus with a reliable text, we have one for free, downloadable via the A Voyage to Arcturus ebook page. This text can also be bought as a hardback.

Latest news
Latest site updates
4th Dec 2019 — Corrected John Kennedy's birth year on the Family Background essay.
2nd Dec 2019 — Added some more about Lindsay's involvement with chess to the David Lindsay's Chess Game article.
24th Nov 2019 — Gave the Voyage to Arcturus adaptations & works inspired by section its own page. Added Phil Moore's musical to it, and the musical's poster to the gallery page.
Please note: This site is not official, nor in any way associated with the David Lindsay estate, so I can't answer questions relating to copyright, permission to adapt his works, and so on. I do welcome news and information about David Lindsay, though. Click on my name at the foot of the page to send me an email.
© Murray Ewing 2019