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A Voyage to Arcturus

A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay
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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.

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By David Lindsay


1 The Seance 2 In the Street 3 Starkness 4 The Voice 5 The Night of Departure 6 Joiwind 7 Panawe 8 The Lusion Plain 9 Oceaxe 10 Tydomin 11 On Disscourn 12 Spadevil 13 The Wombflash Forest 14 Polecrab 15 Swaylone's Island 16 Leehallfae 17 Corpang 18 Haunte 19 Sullenbode 20 Barey 21 Muspel

Chapter 1. THE SEANCE

On a march evening, at eight o'clock, Backhouse, the medium a fast rising star in the psychic world was ushered into the study at Prolands, the Hampstead residence of Montague Faull. The room was illuminated only by the light of a blazing fire. The host, eying him with indolent curiosity, got up, and the usual conventional greetings were exchanged. Having indicated an easy chair before the fire to his guest, the South American merchant sank back again into his own. The electric light was switched on. Faull's prominent, clear cut features, metallic looking skin, and general air of bored impassiveness, did not seem greatly to impress the medium, who was accustomed to regard men from a special angle... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - January 20, 2015
Subject: A Voyage to Arturus
Not primarily 'entertainment'..I keep coming back to this attention to the names for understanding....well read.....worth a second or third listen
Reviewer: - January 25, 2014
Waste of time. Not fun at all.

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