“We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts”: First British Edition of A Wrinkle in Time; Signed by Madeleine L'Engle

  • A Wrinkle In Time.

A Wrinkle In Time.

Item Number: 1627

London: Constable Young Books, 1963.

First British edition of the author’s Newbery award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Madeleine L’Engle on the title page. Very good in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some small chips to the spine. Jacket design by Antony Maitland. Uncommon and desirable signed.

A Wrinkle in Time is one of the most significant novels of our time. The story revolves around a young girl whose father, a government scientist, has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called a tesseract. "A book that every person should read, a book that provides a road map for seeking knowledge and compassion even at the worst of times, a book to make the world a better place" (Cory Doctorow). It is the basis for the film directed by Ava DuVernay from a screenplay written by Jennifer Lee. The film stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine.