"Don't try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition": Rare First Edition of Madeleine LEngle's A Wrinkle In Time
A Wrinkle In Time.
Item Number: 49018
New York: Ariel Books, 1962.
First edition of the L’Engle’s Newbery award-winning novel. Octavo, original half blue cloth. Small contemporary inscription to the dedication page, near fine in a near fine first issue price-clipped dust jacket with some light rubbing to the crown of the spine. Without the Newbery Award winning seal to the front panel. Jacket design by Ellen Raskin. A nice example.
“At once a science fiction story, a philosophical meditation on the nature of Evil and Love and a coming-of-age novel, Wrinkle broke new ground in what was considered appropriate for young readers. Rejected by several publishers for being too complex, this title has amply proven L’Engle’s belief that ‘children are excited by new ideas’ and has been credited with bringing science fiction into the mainstream of children’s literature. This is L’Engle’s best work” (Silvey, 401). A Wrinkle in Time is one of the most significant novels of our time. "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 went on to win a Newbery Medal, Sequoyah Book Award, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and was runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. It is the basis for the film directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Reese Witherspoon, Zach Galifianakis, and Oprah Winfrey.