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A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time


by Madeleine L'Engle

 Table of Contents

A Wrinkle in Time Themes

A Wrinkle in Time Themes

Wisdom and Knowledge

Knowledge is power, or so they say – but in A Wrinkle in Time, not knowing, or at least being aware that you don't know, is even more powerful. The real danger is thinking that you know more...


They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but in the many worlds of A Wrinkle in Time, the book may be in an entirely different universe from its cover. The book-cover analogy is surprisingly a...

Language and Communication

A Wrinkle in Time tallies up an array of languages that go beyond words: there's music, touch, and even direct brain-to-brain communication. There's also the language of words already written, reco...

Fate and Free Will

Fate and free will have been smacking each other upside the head for almost as long as humans have had heads to smack. A Wrinkle in Time plugs this battle into another ongoing debate: what makes pe...

Good vs. Evil

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the eternal boxing match! In this corner, in gleaming white, is Good! Facing off from the other corner, sporting black gloves filled with nails, is Evil! Which will...


All you need is love. Love makes the world go round. Love lifts us up where we belong... Shall we go on? In A Wrinkle in Time, love is the nuclear option (how's that for a pop song?) that conquers...


Franklin Roosevelt said there's nothing to fear but fear itself. But fear, itself, can be pretty dang scary. A Wrinkle in Time offers a haunted house's worth of nightmare fodder: dark shadows, myst...


Time is a constant, right? Well, as A Wrinkle in Time suggests in its very title, that depends. And once you start wrinkling time, you'll need more than a steam iron to smooth it out again. In this...

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