L’ENGLE, MADELEINE. (1918-2007). American author of the beloved young adult series A Wrinkle in Time. TLS. (“Medeleine”). 1p. 8vo. N.p., May 11, 1975. On her personal stationery. To “Marjorie,” editor and author MARJORIE M. BITKER (1901-1990).
“Thank you for all your kindness and your hospitality. I love seeing your beautiful house and having lunch with you and, indeed, the whole experience in Milwaukee was a delightful one for me. Thank you so much…. P.S. If I may ask one more favor, could you please forward the notes enclosed. Thank you again for everything.”
L’Engle was born in New York City but educated in various boarding schools in the United States and abroad where, although a poor student, she nurtured literary aspirations from an early age. After graduating Smith College cum laude, she returned to New York where she published several novels and buying a 200-year-old farmhouse called “Crosswicks” in Goshen, Connecticut with her husband, an actor, in 1952.