Lost Pages of A Wrinkle in Time Unearthed

By Dianna Dilworth 

The all time bestseller “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle originally had three more pages of text than previously known.

The Wall Street Journal broke the story and published these pages which were discovered by Charlotte Jones Voiklis, L’Engle’s granddaughter. You can read the pages at this link. Here is an excerpt.

Afraid to ask the question that was really on her mind, Meg said, “But father, hod did the black Thing — how did it capture Camazotz.”

WSJ has more insight into these pages:

Scholars invited by the Journal to review the new passage say it offers a window into L’Engle’s thinking. The excerpt is the most direct discussion of politics in her writing, the scholars said, offering a richer explanation of the author’s political views.

They agreed with Ms. Voiklis that cutting it was the right decision, one which strengthened the narrative. The section was too didactic, and would have dated the book, some said.