A Vogage to Arcturus (David Lindsay)

A Vogage to Arcturus (David Lindsay)

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A Voyage to Arcturus

David Lindsay

ISBN 0861301110

  • EDITION

    Savoy Books, 2002

    160 x 240 mm, Hardcover

    398pp

  • CONDITION

    Dustjacket: N/A.

    Cover: Dent to top corner, front and back, but otherwise Good.

    Inner: Small water stain to lower fore-edge, but otherwise Good. Gilt edge to top is intact.

     

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    Extremely rare. No other copies available.

     

    Introduction by Alan Moore, includes the essay 'The Haunted Man', by Colin Wilson, and the previously unpublished 'Philosophical Aphorisms' by David Lindsay. Also includes a paste-in Afterword by Colin Wilson.

     

    Synopsis: A Voyage to Arcturus is a novel by Scottish writer David Lindsay, first published in 1920. It combines fantasy, philosophy, and science fiction in an exploration of the nature of good and evil and their relationship with existence. It has been described by critic and philosopher Colin Wilson as the "greatest novel of the twentieth century", and was a central influence on C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy. Also J. R. R. Tolkien said he read the book "with avidity", and praised it as a work of philosophy, religion, and morality.