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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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
22nd Feb 2021 — Added 2007 edition of A Voyage to Arcturus from The Press at Toad Hall. Thanks to E S Anderson for providing this information.
21st Feb 2021 — Added "back to top" link at bottom of pages for mobile users. Added brother's death to the timeline page. Added extract of the first chapter of The Adventures of Monsieur de Mailly, in addition to the existing page-scans.
10th Feb 2021 — Added jacket flap blurb to first edition of Devil's Tor 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.