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
19th Jan 2022 — Added Greek and (reissued) Romanian translated editions of A Voyage to Arcturus to the editions page.
19th Jan 2022 — Added the Finnish translation of A Voyage to Arcturus to the editions page, and the cover to the gallery page. Added link on the links page to an essay by Joel Fletcher on his painting used as the cover for the Finnish edition.
8th Jan 2022 — A couple of updates to biographical articles thanks to the 1921 Census: what Robert Barnes was doing in 1921, and how early Margaret Lindsay retired.
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.