A Voyage To Arcturus

By: David Lindsay
Published By: Double9 Books
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Scottish author David Lindsay's book A Voyage to Arcturus was initially released in 1920. An interstellar adventure serves as the backdrop for a story about travel through fascinating realms. The action takes place in Tormance, a fictional planet that orbits Arcturus, a double star system made up of the stars Branchspell and Alppain in the book but not in reality. As the main character, Maskull looks for the purpose of existence, and the lands the characters pass through reflect philosophical systems or mental states. The book explores the nature of good and evil and their interactions with existence by fusing fantasy, philosophy, and science fiction. The "best work of the twentieth century," as described by critic, author, and philosopher Colin Wilson, was a major inspiration for C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy and, through him, for J. R. R. Tolkien, who claimed to have read it "with avidity." It was dubbed "a masterpiece" and "an outstanding effort" by Clive Barker. Despite having dismal sales during Lindsay's lifetime, the book was reissued in 1946 and numerous times after that. At least six different languages have been translated into it.

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David Lindsay

Scottish poet and herald Sir David Lyndsay of the Mount (c. 1490–c. 1555) attained the highest heraldic post of Lyon King of Arms. He is still considered as a respected poet whose writings, notably as a makar, capture the spirit of the Renaissance. He was the son of Garmylton and David Lyndsay, Second of the Mount (Fife). His birthplace and early schooling are unclear, however, there is evidence that he may have gone to the University of St. Andrews because there is an entry for "Da Lindesay" for the academic year 1508–1509 on its books. He worked as a courtier for the future King James V of Scotland, first as an equerry and subsequently as an usher (assistant to a head tutor). His poems make reference to his involvement in James V's education, and some of them offer the young monarch guidance. He wed court seamstress Janet Douglas in 1522. He was appointed Snowdon Herald for his first heraldic position, then in 1529, he was made Lord Lyon King of Arms and knighted. He worked in diplomacy (twice in foreign embassies, to the Netherlands and France), and as a general master of ceremonies due to his heraldic authority.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 279 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357279296
  • ISBN-13: 9789357279291
  • Item Weight: 334.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 15.5 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Science Fiction / General