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 (Canongate Classics)
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The Haunted Woman (Russian)
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A Voyage to Arcturus (a Kindle edition)
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Latest news
Latest site updates
8th Jun 2019 — Added some images and minor details to first edition pages for Devil's Tor and A Voyage to Arcturus.
29th May 2019 — On the Secondary Bibliography page: by the review of A Voyage to Arcturus by William Atheling Jr, noted that this is a pseudonym for James Blish.
24th May 2019 — Correcting some errors and adding some information (thanks to Konstantin for all of these): typo in the summary of The Witch page, wrong date of publication of E H Visiak's Medusa and date of L H Myers's death on the timeline page, corrected name of 2004 Russian edition of Arcturus and added cover artist name, corrected title of Science Fiction Special 33 on that book's edition page, added Black Horse Books HB of Adventures of Monsieur de Mailly and PB of The Haunted Woman, plus an essay (in Russian) on The Haunted Woman added to the secondary bibliography.
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