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Madeleine L'Engle (1918–2007)

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Author Madeleine L'Engle was born in New York City on November 29, 1918. She graduated from Smith College. She is best known for A Wrinkle in Time (1962), which won the 1963 Newbery Medal for best American children's book. While many of her novels blend science fiction and fantasy, she has also mostra altro written a series of autobiographical books, including Two Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage, which deals with the illness and death of her husband, soap opera actor Hugh Franklin. In 2004, she received a National Humanities Medal from President George W. Bush. She died on September 6, 2007 of natural causes. Since 1976, Wheaton College in Illinois has maintained a special collection of L'Engle's papers, and a variety of other materials, dating back to 1919. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
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Opere di Madeleine L'Engle

Nelle pieghe del tempo (1962) 39,447 copie
A Wind in the Door (1973) 12,689 copie
A Swiftly Tilting Planet (1978) 12,016 copie
Many Waters (1986) 8,016 copie
An Acceptable Time (1989) 4,855 copie
A Ring of Endless Light (1980) 3,398 copie
Troubling a Star (1994) 2,170 copie
A Circle of Quiet (1972) 1,811 copie
The Arm of the Starfish (1965) 1,741 copie
Meet the Austins (1960) 1,672 copie
The Young Unicorns (1968) 1,501 copie
Dragons in the Waters (1976) 1,333 copie
The Moon by Night (1963) 1,316 copie
The Wrinkle in Time Quintet (2012) 1,266 copie
The Irrational Season (1977) 1,026 copie
A House Like a Lotus (1984) 1,026 copie
The Wrinkle in Time Quartet (1962) 1,000 copie
A Severed Wasp (1982) 827 copie
A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy (1963) 800 copie
And Both Were Young (1949) 781 copie
The Small Rain (1945) 767 copie
Camilla (1951) 766 copie
A Live Coal in the Sea (1996) 602 copie
Certain Women (1992) 593 copie
The other side of the sun (1971) 417 copie
The Other Dog (2001) 268 copie
The Love Letters (1966) 267 copie
The Joys of Love (2008) 259 copie
Sold Into Egypt (1989) 210 copie
Dance in the Desert (1969) 204 copie
A Wrinkle in Time (1978) 176 copie
The Moment of Tenderness (2020) 169 copie
A Winter's Love (1957) 166 copie
A Cry Like a Bell (1987) 164 copie
Friends for the Journey (2010) 106 copie
The Journey with Jonah (1967) 92 copie
The Anti-Muffins (1981) 75 copie
Ilsa (1946) 67 copie
Anytime Prayers (1994) 64 copie
Mothers and Daughters (1997) 45 copie
Prelude (1968) 44 copie
The Fact of the Matter (2020) 22 copie
Mothers and Sons (2000) 16 copie
Prayers for Sunday (1974) 15 copie
Everyday prayers (1974) 12 copie
From This Day Forward (1989) 8 copie
Camilla Dickinson [2012 film] (2012) — Screenplay — 2 copie
Die Zeitfalte 1 copia
Die Zeitfalte (1962) 1 copia

Opere correlate

Diario di un dolore (1961) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni8,495 copie
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel (2012) — Original novel — 1,491 copie
She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall (1999) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni1,426 copie
The Mind of the Maker (1941) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni1,346 copie
I fioretti di san Francesco (1944) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni1,205 copie
Companion To Narnia (1980) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni954 copie
Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas (2004) — Collaboratore — 757 copie
Il popolo di mezzanotte (1984) — Postfazione, alcune edizioni750 copie
A Newbery Christmas (1991) — Collaboratore — 287 copie
The Unicorn Treasury: Stories, Poems, and Unicorn Lore (1988) — Collaboratore — 257 copie
The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy (2006) — Collaboratore — 239 copie
La notte di Halloween (1991) — Collaboratore — 153 copie
A Wrinkle in Time [2018 film] (2018) — Original book — 149 copie
Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith (2010) — Collaboratore — 143 copie
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 2: Witches (1984) — Collaboratore — 137 copie
Pilgrim Souls: A Collection of Spiritual Autobiography (1999) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni126 copie
Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (1998) — Collaboratore — 122 copie
Witches: Wicked, Wild, and Wonderful (2012) — Collaboratore — 115 copie
Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old (2002) — Collaboratore — 112 copie
The Best Spiritual Writing 1998 (1998) — Collaboratore — 101 copie
Visions of Fantasy: Tales from the Masters (1989) — Collaboratore — 101 copie
A Wrinkle in Time [2003 TV movie] (2003) — Original book — 71 copie
Stories for the Christian Year (1992) — Collaboratore — 67 copie
The Mists from Beyond (1993) — Collaboratore — 50 copie
Great Ghost Stories (Books of Wonder) (1998) — Collaboratore — 49 copie
Second Sight : Stories for a New Millennium (1999) — Collaboratore — 44 copie
Dixie Ghosts (1988) — Collaboratore — 40 copie
The Things in Heaven and Earth: Exploring the Supernatural (1997) — Collaboratore — 39 copie
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Collaboratore — 37 copie
Great American Ghost Stories (1991) — Collaboratore — 35 copie
Storie di giovani fantasmi (1985) — Collaboratore — 30 copie
Great American Ghost Stories Volume 1 (Anthology 16-in-1) (1992) — Collaboratore — 25 copie
Spooks, Spooks, Spooks (1966) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
Nine Visions, a Book of Fantasies (1983) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
Lightworks: Explorations in Art, Culture, and Creativity (1985) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Asimov's Ghosts (1986) — Collaboratore — 4 copie


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Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
L'Engle, Madeleine
Nome legale
Franklin, Madeleine L'Engle (married)
Camp, Madeleine (born)
Data di nascita
Data di morte
Luogo di sepoltura
Silver Lane Cemetery, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Luogo di nascita
New York, New York, USA
Luogo di morte
Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Causa della morte
natural causes
Luogo di residenza
New York, New York, USA
Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Montreux, Switzerland
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Smith College (BA|1941)
Berkeley Divinity School (1984)
Attività lavorative
Roy, Léna (granddaughter)
Camp, Charles Wadsworth (father)
Voiklis, Charlotte Jones (granddaughter)
Rooney, Maria (daughter)
Moore, Cornelia Duryée (goddaughter)
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Premi e riconoscimenti
Order of St. John of Jerusalem (1972)
USM Medallion (1978)
Smith College Award (1981)
Sophia Award (1984)
Regina Medal (1985)
ALAN Award (1986) (mostra tutto 15)
Kerlan Award (1990)
Guest Speaker at the Library of Congress (1985)
Authors Guild president (1985-86)
Honorary Doctorate (Haverford College)
National Humanities Medal (2004)
Margaret A. Edwards Award (1998)
Newbery Medal (1963)
New York Writers Hall of Fame (2011)
SF Hall Of Fame (2017)
Lescher, Robert
Raines, Theron
Breve biografia
Madeleine L'Engle Camp began writing stories, poems and journals at a young age. When she was 12, she moved with her parents to the French Alps and went to an English boarding school. She attended high school back in the USA at Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina, vacationing with her mother in an old cottage on Florida Beach.

She majored in English at Smith College and graduated with honors in 1941. She moved into an apartment in Greenwich Village in New York, worked in the theater, and published her first two novels, A Small Rain (1945) and Ilsa (1946). In 1946, she married Hugh Franklin, an actor, whom she met while an understudy in Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard. The couple moved to Connecticut to raise their family on a small dairy farm village with more cows than people; they later returned to New York City with three children. Madeleine began an association with the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, where she was the librarian and maintained an office for more than 30 years. She produced more than 60 books during her career.



Madeleine L'Engle in Legacy Libraries (Aprile 2021)
Juvenile SciFi Book Group Visits Multiple Worlds in Name that Book (Dicembre 2018)
A Wrinkle in Time in Tattered but still lovely (Marzo 2018)
Young adultish age book fantasy book in Name that Book (Agosto 2012)
Madeleine L'Engle (RIP) in Feminist SF (Settembre 2007)
Madeleine L'Engle, 1918-2007 in Authors In Memoriam (Settembre 2007)


I read this book when I was about 11 or so and had only the vaguest of memories of what had happened.

I like the ideas and themes and overall feel the book gives. But I feel very much like beginning of the book Meg: not sure what exactly is going on but understanding enough to get by.
owlbeyourfriend | 958 altre recensioni | Apr 24, 2024 |
When Simon’s ancient aunt sells her valuable Simón Bolívar painting to a distant cousin, Simon accompanies the cousin on a boat to Venezuela, where the cousin plans to return it to its original owner. His aunt raised him, and he very much lives in the past—a boy from the wrong era. On the boat a lot happens: he befriends 2 children accompanying their scientist father, the painting is stolen, and there’s a murder. Arriving at the Port of Dragons, even more happens: Simon is kidnapped and left to die, his aunt flies to Venezuela and ends up staying with an ancient tribe in the forest who are key to everything, and not everyone is who they claim to be. This is very much a precursor to A Wrinkle in Time, especially given the makeup of the main characters (a 14-yo girl Poly and her “special” younger brother Charles, friend 13-yo Simon, & the scientist father).… (altro)
KarenMonsen | 15 altre recensioni | Apr 21, 2024 |
The birth of Jesus was a Glorious Impossible. Like love, it cannot be explained, it can only be rejoiced in. And that is what master storyteller Madeleine L'Engle does in this compellingly written narrative, inspired by Giotto's glorious frescoes from the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua. With a simple clarity that illuminates the life of Christ, Madeleine L'Engle give eloquent voice to the miracle of God's love.
PlumfieldCH | 6 altre recensioni | Apr 16, 2024 |
I didn't purchase this book, I won it...however, I would have bought it eventually. But I didn't have to, so woo-hoo for me! Now, to the review:

I enjoyed this book quite a bit! Being that it was first published about 50 years ago, I didn't know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. I was hooked from, "It was a dark and stormy night."

The story is centered around Meg and Charles who (along with their friend, Calvin) are looking for their father. The kids are helped by an amazing cast of characters (including Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which, and Aunt Beast), some of whom can actually morph into other creatures. Evidently, dad has successfully traveled through time and space and is trapped somewhere far, far away by a force from which he cannot escape - a force which, it seems, can hijack your mind and alter your sense of reality. Meg is the older sister to Charles - who has special, and perhaps unnerving, gifts. "Ordinary" Meg seems to feel inferior because of this and sometimes doubts herself. These gifts Charles has may put him in danger on their quest to reclaim their father, however. Can Meg save him? Can she save them both? You will have to read it to find out because I am not going to tell you. Heheheh.

There were several allusions made to biblical texts and principles throughout the book. I have no problem with this - I read the Bible. It's the only book I read every day. I did have a little issue with the author equating Jesus with famous, dead philosophers, scientists, composers - great men, but men nonetheless. If you are a Christian (as I am), you might take issue with this as well - as if the author is suggesting that Christ was not divine. I've read that Madeleine L'Engle was a Christian, so I wonder if this was actually the intention. However, aside from this one thing, I enjoyed the book enough to give it four stars.
… (altro)
clamagna | 958 altre recensioni | Apr 4, 2024 |


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