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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Ithaki Yayinlari (Turkey)
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The Violet Apple (Sidgwick & Jackson)
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Devil's Tor (Bookship)
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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
12th Jun 2020 — Added review of John C Wright's Lament of Prometheus to the Notes page, and added it to the Selected Bibliography page. Added Bandcamp links to Steve Mackay and the Radon Ensemble's 2006 track "A Voyage to Arcturus", and Tyrone Steele's 2017 track subtitled "A Voyage to Arcturus" to the Works inspired by A Voyage to Arcturus page.
11th May 2020 — Added information about the amount Margaret Lindsay was left in her aunt's will to Margaret's biography page.
30th Apr 2020 — Added a clarification about why Visiak left the Indo-European Telegraph Company, to the E H Visiak biography page. Thanks to David Power for this information.
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 2020