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Madeleine L'Engle (1918–2007)

Auteur de A Wrinkle in Time

132+ oeuvres 110,712 utilisateurs 1,736 critiques 453 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

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 afficher plus 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) afficher moins
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Œuvres de Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time (1962) 38,337 exemplaires
A Wind in the Door (1973) 12,326 exemplaires
A Swiftly Tilting Planet (1978) 11,768 exemplaires
Many Waters (1986) 7,806 exemplaires
An Acceptable Time (1989) 4,633 exemplaires
A Ring of Endless Light (1980) 3,349 exemplaires
Troubling a Star (1994) 2,126 exemplaires
A Circle of Quiet (1972) 1,763 exemplaires
The Arm of the Starfish (1965) 1,710 exemplaires
Meet the Austins (1960) 1,618 exemplaires
The Young Unicorns (1968) 1,472 exemplaires
Dragons in the Waters (1976) 1,310 exemplaires
The Moon by Night (1963) 1,289 exemplaires
The Wrinkle in Time Quintet (2012) 1,235 exemplaires
A House Like a Lotus (1984) 1,018 exemplaires
The Summer of the Great-Grandmother (1974) 1,005 exemplaires
The Irrational Season (1977) 1,004 exemplaires
The Wrinkle in Time Quartet (1962) 995 exemplaires
A Severed Wasp (1982) 823 exemplaires
And Both Were Young (1949) 774 exemplaires
A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy (1963) 758 exemplaires
The Small Rain (1945) 754 exemplaires
Camilla (1951) 746 exemplaires
A Live Coal in the Sea (1996) 591 exemplaires
Certain Women (1992) 575 exemplaires
The other side of the sun (1971) 411 exemplaires
The Love Letters (1966) 264 exemplaires
The Other Dog (2001) 256 exemplaires
The Joys of Love (2008) 254 exemplaires
Sold Into Egypt (1989) 206 exemplaires
Dance in the Desert (1969) 200 exemplaires
A Wrinkle in Time (1978) 172 exemplaires
A Winter's Love (1957) 164 exemplaires
The Moment of Tenderness (2020) 161 exemplaires
A Cry Like a Bell (1987) 155 exemplaires
The Sphinx at Dawn: Two Stories (1982) 149 exemplaires
Friends for the Journey (2010) 103 exemplaires
The Journey with Jonah (1967) 91 exemplaires
The Anti-Muffins (1981) 74 exemplaires
WinterSong: Christmas Readings (1996) 70 exemplaires
Ilsa (1946) 65 exemplaires
Anytime Prayers (1994) 63 exemplaires
Mothers and Daughters (1997) 44 exemplaires
Prelude (1968) 43 exemplaires
The Fact of the Matter (2020) 22 exemplaires
Do I Dare Disturb the Universe? (2012) 20 exemplaires
Mothers and Sons (2000) 15 exemplaires
Prayers for Sunday (1974) 13 exemplaires
Everyday prayers (1974) 11 exemplaires
From This Day Forward (1989) 8 exemplaires
A Ring of Endless Light [2002 TV movie] — Auteur — 6 exemplaires
Poor Little Saturday 3 exemplaires
Camilla Dickinson [2012 film] (2012) — Screenplay — 2 exemplaires
Passion & Honor 2 exemplaires
The Lost Horse (4-7) 1 exemplaire
The Sphinx at Dawn: Two Stories (2018) 1 exemplaire
Dance in the Desert 1 exemplaire
40-Day Journey 1 exemplaire
Vento na Porta, Um (2013) 1 exemplaire
meet the austins 1 exemplaire
The Lost Wallet (5-7) 1 exemplaire
Die Zeitfalte 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associés

A Grief Observed (1961) — Avant-propos, quelques éditions8,234 exemplaires
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel (2012) — Original novel — 1,442 exemplaires
She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall (1999) — Avant-propos, quelques éditions1,401 exemplaires
Mind of the Maker. Continuum. 2004. (1941) — Introduction, quelques éditions1,297 exemplaires
Les Fioretti de saint François (1944) — Avant-propos, quelques éditions1,167 exemplaires
Companion To Narnia (1980) — Avant-propos, quelques éditions923 exemplaires
Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas (1996) — Contributeur — 740 exemplaires
The Midnight Folk (1984) — Postface, quelques éditions737 exemplaires
The Unicorn Treasury: Stories, Poems, and Unicorn Lore (1988) — Contributeur — 243 exemplaires
The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy (2006) — Contributeur — 233 exemplaires
Wise Women: Over Two Thousand Years of Spiritual Writing by Women (1996) — Contributeur — 199 exemplaires
A Newbery Halloween (1991) — Contributeur — 148 exemplaires
Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith (2010) — Contributeur — 140 exemplaires
A Wrinkle in Time [2018 film] (2018) — Original book — 135 exemplaires
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 2: Witches (1984) — Contributeur — 131 exemplaires
Pilgrim Souls: A Collection of Spiritual Autobiography (1999) — Introduction, quelques éditions124 exemplaires
Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (1998) — Contributeur — 118 exemplaires
Witches: Wicked, Wild, and Wonderful (2012) — Contributeur — 114 exemplaires
Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old (2002) — Contributeur — 99 exemplaires
The Best Spiritual Writing 1998 (1998) — Contributeur — 98 exemplaires
Visions of Fantasy: Tales from the Masters (1989) — Contributeur — 97 exemplaires
A Wrinkle in Time [2003 TV Movie] (2003) — Original book — 70 exemplaires
Stories for the Christian Year (1992) — Contributeur — 66 exemplaires
Great Ghost Stories (Books of Wonder) (1998) — Contributeur — 49 exemplaires
The Mists from Beyond (1993) — Contributeur — 48 exemplaires
Second Sight : Stories for a New Millennium (1999) — Contributeur — 42 exemplaires
Dixie Ghosts (1988) — Contributeur — 38 exemplaires
The Things in Heaven and Earth: Exploring the Supernatural (1997) — Contributeur — 38 exemplaires
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Contributeur — 37 exemplaires
Great American Ghost Stories (1991) — Contributeur — 34 exemplaires
Suncatcher: A Study of Madeleine L'Engle and Her Writing (1998) — Avant-propos — 29 exemplaires
Young Ghosts (1985) — Contributeur — 29 exemplaires
Great American Ghost Stories Volume 1 (Anthology 16-in-1) (1992) — Contributeur — 25 exemplaires
Nine Visions, a Book of Fantasies (1983) — Contributeur — 13 exemplaires
Spooks, Spooks, Spooks (1966) — Contributeur — 12 exemplaires
Rediscovery, Volume 2: Science Fiction by Women (1953-1957) (2022) — Contributeur — 10 exemplaires
Lightworks: Explorations in Art, Culture, and Creativity (1985) — Contributeur — 7 exemplaires
Asimov's Ghosts (1986) — Contributeur — 4 exemplaires


Partage des connaissances

Nom canonique
L'Engle, Madeleine
Nom légal
Franklin, Madeleine L'Engle (married)
Camp, Madeleine (born)
Date de naissance
Date de décès
Lieu de sépulture
Silver Lane Cemetery, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Lieu de naissance
New York, New York, USA
Lieu du décès
Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Cause du décès
natural causes
Lieux de résidence
New York, New York, USA
Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Montreux, Switzerland
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Smith College (BA|1941)
Berkeley Divinity School (1984)
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
Prix et distinctions
Order of St. John of Jerusalem (1972)
USM Medallion (1978)
Smith College Award (1981)
Sophia Award (1984)
Regina Medal (1985)
ALAN Award (1986) (tout afficher 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
Courte biographie
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 à Legacy Libraries (Avril 2021)
Juvenile SciFi Book Group Visits Multiple Worlds à Name that Book (Décembre 2018)
A Wrinkle in Time à Tattered but still lovely (Mars 2018)
Young adultish age book fantasy book à Name that Book (Août 2012)
Madeleine L'Engle (RIP) à Feminist SF (Septembre 2007)
Madeleine L'Engle, 1918-2007 à Authors In Memoriam (Septembre 2007)


I never read this book as a kid but always heard such good things about it. I really liked it, and can tell that if I had read it as a kid, it very easily could have been one of my favorites.

It's fast-paced, with quite a bit of mystery in the beginning. I really loved that L'Engle doesn't dumb-down the writing. There are some larger words, and plenty of foreign quotes (that are then translated), as well.

I would definitely recommend it to the next generation of readers!
RachelRachelRachel | 935 autres critiques | Nov 21, 2023 |
I'd heard such good things about this book, but I've discovered I'm just not a fan of L'Engle as a person, so I also didn't love this book about her life.

It was interesting to read about her writing career and I wish she had devoted more of the book to that! Most of the book seemed very rambling and inconsequential.
RachelRachelRachel | 19 autres critiques | Nov 21, 2023 |
This has been my favorite book in the Time series so far. The story goes beyond Meg and Charles Wallace, and delves into time travel finally! It explores many generations of one family, and I loved all the different stories and how they intertwined. My only complaint was that the names of the family members in each generation were so similar (eg. Zyll, Zylle, Zilla, Zillie) that it was sometimes difficult to keep each story straight.
RachelRachelRachel | 105 autres critiques | Nov 21, 2023 |
I've finally gotten around to reading this. I'd assumed that I had read it in school, but it didn't take me long to realize that I had not.

It wasn't what I expected, happily. I've more than once picked up a book only to discover that it's a formulaic YA slog, and since this book won the Newberry Medal, I was afraid it would suffer from similar flaws. It's true that the characters and plot are pretty simple, but that's to be expected at a book targeting younger audiences. I found the didactic bits about learning new words to be endearing rather than patronizing. I was a bit bemused when Kindle popped up a suggestion to enable a vocabulary coach, but it is sensible given the supposed audience.

I found the character dialog to be mannered and a bit stilted, but this may be due to its having been written in the late 1950s by someone born in 1920. Perhaps people really did speak that way around Ms. L'Engle. I did find Meg to be a believably human character to the point of her getting on my nerves. I remember being her age and I'm sure I was just as insufferable.

The Christian themes were a bit jarring, though they were well-integrated into the plot. I had read about these themes before I started the book, so I was prepared to see them. I admire a writer unafraid to express their full self on the page.

I can certainly see why A Wrinkle in Time is considered a classic. Dialog aside, the plot still feels fresh and the writing accessible to younger readers.
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cmayes | 935 autres critiques | Nov 20, 2023 |


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