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Two-part invention : the story of a marriage

Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Publisher: San Francisco : Harper & Row, 1989, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Harper & Row pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"Since her debut with The Small Rain in 1945, L'Engle has continued to write critically acclaimed books for adults and young readers, including a Newbery Medal-winner, A Wrinkle in Time. But this story of her marriage surpasses her best work so far. Starting with accounts of her childhood, she describes her life as a young woman in Manhattan, attracted to the theater and landing a job as an understudy touring with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Madeleine L'Engle; Hugh Franklin; Hugh Franklin; Madeleine L'Engle
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Madeleine L'Engle
ISBN: 0062505017 9780062505019
OCLC Number: 20131807
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988.
Description: 231 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Madeleine L'Engle.
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"Since her debut with The Small Rain in 1945, L'Engle has continued to write critically acclaimed books for adults and young readers, including a Newbery Medal-winner, A Wrinkle in Time. But this story of her marriage surpasses her best work so far. Starting with accounts of her childhood, she describes her life as a young woman in Manhattan, attracted to the theater and landing a job as an understudy touring with Eva Le Gallienne and Hugh Franklin. L'Engle and Franklin married in 1946, creating a bond that was broken ony by his death 40 years later. As Franklin's roles (with the Lunts, Ethel Barrymore, Maurice Evans, etc.) kept him absent frequently, there were problems, especially when they became parents. Yet most crises were viewed in perspective, especially when the couple gathered with children, grandchildren and friends at Crosswick, the old house in Connecticut that remains L'Engle's "icon." As expected, she writes beautifully here, sharing funny, exuberant and trying moments of the "two-part invention." Reading the book is a profound spiritual experience."--Publisher's Weekly.

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