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 (Gollancz, 1978)
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A Voyage to Arcturus (Allison & Busby)
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A Voyage to Arcturus (Heyne)
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Latest news
Latest site updates
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.
5th Jul 2015 — Added a note on Ian Watson's essay in Foundation #43, to the selected secondary bibliography page. Added links from the secondary bibliography page to reviews/summaries of the relevant articles/essays elsewhere on the site.
28th Jun 2015 — Added a database listing articles, books and reviews related to Lindsay and his work. Added a link to a blog post on Ian Watson's site about Arcturus, to the links 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 2015