David Lindsay


Born
in London, England
March 03, 1876

Died
July 16, 1945

Genre

Influences
Schopenhauer, Nietzsche


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David Lindsay was a Scottish author now most famous for the philosophical science fiction novel A Voyage to Arcturus.

Lindsay was born into a middle-class Scottish Calvinist family who had moved to London, tho growing up he spent much time in Jedburgh, where his family was from. Altho awarded a university scholarship, he was forced by poverty to enter business, becoming a Lloyd's of London insurance clerk. He was very successful but, after serving in WWI, at age forty, he moved to Cornwall with his young wife, Jacqueline Silver, to become a full-time writer. He published A Voyage to Arcturus in 1920. It sold 596 copies before being remaindered. This ext
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A Voyage to Arcturus

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The Haunted Woman

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Devil's Tor

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The Violet Apple & The Witch

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The Violet Apple

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More books by David Lindsay…
“You may be sure that a question which requires music for an answer can't be put into words. ”
David Lindsay, A Voyage to Arcturus

“Can the memory of love be worth more than its presence and reality?”
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“Attach yourself to truth, not to me. For I may die before you, but the truth will accompany you to your death.”
David Lindsay, A Voyage to Arcturus

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