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 Violet Apple and The Witch (Chicago Review Press)
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A Voyage to Arcturus (a Kindle edition)
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Devil's Tor (Resonance BookWorks)
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Latest news
Latest site updates
23rd Aug 2015 — Added scan of the title page to a third edition of Sphinx, to that book's edition page, thanks to Bob Knowlton. Added some open-access dissertations to the secondary bibliography page.
8th Aug 2015 — Added details of a Canadian edition of A Voyage to Arcturus, from the 1920s, thanks to Bob Knowlton. Added link to Facsimile Dust Jackets' David Lindsay page, to the buying page's miscellanous links. Also added information about Paul Corfield Godfrey's 1983 opera of Arcturus, to that book's adaptations section.
7th Jul 2015 — Added link to an article about Matt Kish, in which he says he wants to illustrate A Voyage to Arcturus, and to a Folklore Map of Sussex and the South Downs, that includes Lindsay's final home, both to the links page. Thanks to Swan for these.
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 2015