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 (Editions Denoël)
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A Voyage to Arcturus (Canongate Classics)
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The Haunted Woman (Ulwencreutz)
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Latest news
Latest site updates
24th May 2019 — Correcting some errors and adding some information (thanks to Konstantin for all of these): typo in the summary of The Witch page, wrong date of publication of E H Visiak's Medusa and date of L H Myers's death on the timeline page, corrected name of 2004 Russian edition of Arcturus and added cover artist name, corrected title of Science Fiction Special 33 on that book's edition page, added Black Horse Books HB of Adventures of Monsieur de Mailly and PB of The Haunted Woman, plus an essay (in Russian) on The Haunted Woman added to the secondary bibliography.
11th May 2019 — Spruced up the Notes & Essays section.
7th May 2019 — Added an article on the influence of Lindsay's A Voyage to Arcturus on C S Lewis's Space Trilogy, to the notes section (which is now renamed Notes & Essays).
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