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A Wrinkle in Time. by  Madeleine L'ENGLE - First Edition - 1963 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 135806)

A Wrinkle in Time.

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A Wrinkle in Time.

by L'ENGLE, Madeleine

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London: Constable Young Books Ltd, 1963. A very good copy First UK edition, first impression, of the first instalment in the Time Quintet. A Wrinkle in Time is an important and classic children's fantasy novel. It won numerous awards, including the 1963 Newbery Medal, the Sequoyah Book Award, and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, as well as being a runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Having sold more than ten million copies worldwide, L'Engle's novel has also seen several adaptations, including a film, a play, an opera, and a graphic novel. A Wrinkle in Time is particularly notable as a sci-fi novel with a female author and a female protagonist, and although originally marketed at young female readers it has proven to have a much broader crossover appeal. Octavo. Original red and black patterned boards, spine lettered in gilt. With pictorial dust jacket. Dust jacket design by Antony Maitland. Bookseller's ticket of Hall's Book Store in Melbourne and Prahran on front pastedown; neat ownership inscription of R. J. Lane on front free endpaper, dated 1964. Spine ends gently bumped, some abrasion and glue residue to pastedowns, faint partial toning to free endpapers. A very good copy indeed, in near-fine dust jacket, price-clipped, a trifle creased at extremities, minor soiling.


A Wrinkle in Time is a science fantasy novel by Madeleine L'Engle, first published in 1962. The book won a Newbery Medal, Sequoyah Book Award, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and was runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. It is the first in L'Engle's series of books about the Murry and O'Keefe families.


On Dec 6 2010, Ashehan said:
Great read for a kid, adult, or anyone who hasn't lost their sense of mystery and adventure. What if? What if time travel were as easy as L'Engle proposes? I still look for Mrs. Whatsit to point me in the right direction.
On May 27 2007, Ronrhoades55 said:
This book got me hooked on reading as a child. What bettter praise can you give a book?

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A Wrinkle in Time.
L'ENGLE, Madeleine
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second hand
London: Constable Young Books Ltd,
Date Published

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About Peter Harrington

Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.


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