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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The Adventures of M. de Mailly (Resonance BookWorks)
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Ithaki Yayinlari (Turkey)
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A Voyage to Arcturus (CreateSpace)
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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
17th Nov 2019 — Some small changes to the article on Jacqueline Silver, including the surviving brothers marriages, and more confusion about Jacqueline's father's name.
14th Nov 2019 — Added an article on Jacqueline Silver to the Notes section. Minor edits to the David Lindsay's Family Background article, for clarity, and to add the name of the printing firm David's uncles belonged to.
18th Sep 2019 — Added details of new Russian edition of A Voyage to Arcturus to the editions and gallery pages. Thanks to Konstantin 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 2019