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 (Russian)
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A Voyage to Arcturus (Ulwencreutz)
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A Voyage to Arcturus (a Kindle edition)
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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.

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Latest site updates
29th Jul 2020 — Regularised appearance of bibliographies in Notes & Essays pages.
25th Jul 2020 — A few minor edits to the Magic Flute essay.
20th Jul 2020 — Added a long essay on Mozart's The Magic Flute (the Drury Lane performances of which David Lindsay mentions in A Voyage to Arcturus) and how it might have influenced Lindsay's novel, to the Notes section. Also added The Gateless Gate's 2020 "A Voyage to Arcturus" track to the Works inspired by A Voyage to Arcturus 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 2020