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 Blade for Sale
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A Voyage to Arcturus (Allison & Busby)
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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.

Latest news
Latest site updates
3rd Jul 2019 — Added a downloadable ebook of A Voyage to Arcturus, not based on the text. Full details are the A Voyage to Arcturus ebook page.
2nd Jul 2019 — Added an essay on George MacDonald's influence on David Lindsay to the Notes & Essays page. Updated the Influences page to point to it.
21st Jun 2019 — Added a link to A Voyage to Arcturus at the Open Syllabus Explorer to the links 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