"Don't try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition": A Wrinkle In Time; Lengthily Inscribed by Madeleine L’Engle

  • A Wrinkle In Time.

A Wrinkle In Time.

Item Number: 43026

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1962.

First edition, eighth printing of the author’s Newbery award-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For the Lindquists with a special thanks to my Cleveland Guardian angel: I will never forget your courtesy and kindness. You knew how to tesser before I ever wrote this! Madeleine L’Engle.” The lengthiest inscription on A Wrinkle In Time that we have seen or handled. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Ellen Raskin.

“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.