THE LOVE LETTERS. A Novel. Madeleine L'Engle.


New York: Farrar , Straus and Giroux, (1966). First edition. hardcover. Author's fifth novel that concerns two women, one a young American wife of the present day, the other a Portuguese nun of the seventeenth century. This copy inscribed on the front endpaper, "For ________ / The Birth of Love (title) / to learn to love / is to be stripped of all love / until you are wholly without love / because / until you have gone / naked and afraid / into this cold dark place / where all love is taken from you / you will not know / that you are wholly within love." Signed below " love from / Madeleine." A very good plus to near fine copy in a very good clean dust jacket that has a tiny nick at the front top flap fold. Item #14343

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