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
29th Jan 2024 — Minor updates to the Family Background article: corrected Lindsay's paternal grandfather's birth year, and added a paragraph about where he came from (3rd paragraph on father's family); also minor update to the mother's family tree image, correcting the death date of Lindsay's aunt Mary Ann Bellamy.
1st Jan 2024 — Added an Addenda section to the article on C S Lewis and the Lindsay influence on the Space Trilogy, with a quote from Lewis on a Lindsay influence in The Screwtape Letters.
10th Dec 2023 — Corrected E H Visiak article, as I'd had his birth year at 1879. It's 1878.
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.