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 Haunted Woman (Ulwencreutz)
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Sphinx (Bookship)
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The Haunted Woman (Newcastle Publishing
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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
14th Oct 2020 — A couple of additions to the Magic Flute article: a caption pointing out the resemblance between Sir Thomas Beecham and Backhouse the Medium, and a Thomas Burke quote provided by Seán Martin. Also, some more information added to the end of the Robert Barnes article, along with an image of a Barnes painting (thanks to Tim Rhodes for providing the new information and the image).
18th Sep 2020 — Added a couple of musical pieces to the Voyage to Arcturus Works Inspired By page, one from the 1990s, one from 2020.
4th Sep 2020 — Corrected a misattribution on the A Voyage to Arcturus gallery page: Tim Gaydos not Bob Pepper.
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