Adam Eddington III is a major character in three young adult novels by Madeleine L'Engle. A marine biology student, he is the protagonist of The Arm of the Starfish (1965), and a reluctant love interest for Vicky Austin in A Ring of Endless Light (1980), a relationship that continues in Troubling a Star (1994). He is one of three characters to have major appearances in both L'Engle's O'Keefe family series of books and her Austin family series.
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... Troubling a Star (1994, ISBN 0-374-37783-9) continues the story of Adam's relationship with Vicky, and also the progress of his education and career in marine ... He has the opportunity to live and work in Antarctica, where his uncle, Adam Eddington II, worked and died ... In the book, Eddington Point in Antarctica,where LeNoir Station is located, is named after Adam's uncle.) Adam's Great Aunt Serena, widow of Adam Eddington I (a ...
... Lisbon, Portugal - where Adam Eddington rescues Polly O'Keefe but gets ensnared by the Cutters in The Arm of the Starfish ... Spain - where the plane that carried Adam Eddington, Canon Tallis, and Polly is temporarily stranded in The Arm of the Starfish ... New York City - L'Engle's birthplace, home of Adam Eddington, Camilla Dickinson, Katherine Forrester Vigneras, and even the Austins for one year ...
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