Places In The Works Of Madeleine L'Engle
Madeleine L'Engle has published more than fifty books, including twenty-three novels, virtually all of them interconnected by recurring characters and locales. In particular, L'Engle's three major series have a consistent geography, including a number of significant fictional locations. These generally fall into two categories:
- Fictionalized versions of real locations, such as the homes of the Murry and Austin families. They are usually based on actual places L'Engle has lived.
- Exotic locations in other countries, on other planets and elsewhere, usually with a symbolic name that relates to a major feature of the locale. These places help to illustrate the themes of their respective novels.
Major fictional locations in L'Engle's novels include the following places, grouped by the series in which they appear.
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... In addition to the many fictional locations, L'Engle has set parts of her novels in a number of real places, including the following Athens, Greece - where Polly meets Zachary Gray in A House Like a Lotus ... Napier flees during a crisis in her marriage and reads the Letters of a Portuguese Nun in L'Engle's adult novel The Love Letters (1966) ... 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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