WorldCat Identities

Langton, Jane 1922-2018

Overview
Works: 134 works in 535 publications in 6 languages and 26,265 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Legal fiction (Literature)  Poetry  Fairy tales  Folk literature  Time-travel fiction  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Translator, Other
Classifications: PS3562.A515, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jane Langton
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Most widely held works by Jane Langton
The fledgling by Jane Langton( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 2,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Georgie is flying, actually flying, soaring gracefully in the night sky above Walden Pond. A seasoned Canada goose flies beside her, helping her realize her deepest dream. But down below are people who want to keep Georgie firmly anchored to the ground. Her family and especially her meddling neighbors have their own ideas about what's best for Georgie."--Back cover
The time bike by Jane Langton( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eddy receives a mysterious gift from India, an old-fashioned bike that transports its rider through time
Murder at the Gardner : a novel of suspense by Jane Langton( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer Kelly investigates a series of bizarre pranks at a Boston museum that escalates into a bomb threat, the theft of two famous paintings, and murder
Good and dead by Jane Langton( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former detective Homer Kelly, wondering about the amazing number of sudden deaths in town, discovers that the deaths might have been planned and the local church may be involved
Emily Dickinson is dead : a novel of suspense by Jane Langton( Book )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Winifred Gaw is discovered murdered in Emily Dickinson's bedroom, Horace Kelly decides to investigate the baffling crime
The Memorial Hall murder by Jane Langton( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and German and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a bomb blast in Harvard's Memorial Hall and the discovery of a headless body, obviously belonging to unconventional and popular Professor Hamilton Dow, dauntless detective Homer Kelly, on campus at the time, takes charge of an investigation
Murder at Monticello : a Homer Kelly mystery by Jane Langton( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder on the ground of Jefferson's mansion at Monticello leads history buff Homer Kelly on a search for Tom Dean, a young man seen trespassing on the property, who has become the prime suspect in the killings of several local women
The Escher twist : a Homer Kelly mystery by Jane Langton( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer and Mary Kelly offer to help their friend Leonard find an elusive woman he had an all-too-brief encounter with at an art exhibit, but as their search for the mysterious lady continues, they begin to wonder if the woman is better left alone
The fragile flag by Jane Langton( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nine-year-old girl leads a march of children from Massachusetts to Washington, in protest against the President's new missile which is capable of destroying the earth
The thief of Venice by Jane Langton( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleuth Homer Kelly, a policeman-turned-professor and his camera-totting wife, Mary, travel to Venice for a conference on rare books. While there, thanks to a picture Mary took, they solve the theft of rare artifacts and a murder
The diamond in the window by Jane Langton( Book )

19 editions published between 1962 and 2018 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Eleanor and Eddy follow the clues scratched on an attic window, they are involved in a series of dreamlike adventures that are frighteningly real
Dead as a dodo : a Homer Kelly mystery by Jane Langton( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder strikes in the natural history museum of the University of Oxford, famed for its zoological specimens. PI Homer Kelly, a Harvard professor who is in town to give a lecture, will solve it
The face on the wall by Jane Langton( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Massachusetts, retired detective Homer Kelly and his historian wife, Mary, investigate the death of a boy who had his head crushed. The work of an adult or another child?
The deserter : murder at Gettysburg by Jane Langton( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Homer and Mary Kelly research the life of Mary's ancestor Seth Morgan, the story of Seth's life and disappearance during the battle of Gettysburg unfolds
Dark Nantucket noon by Jane Langton( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nantucket's peaceful ways are unsettled when poet Kitty Clark is found by ex-Lieutenant-Detective Homer Kelly kneeling by the body of murdered Helen Green, influential wife of the man whom Kitty once loved
Acts of light by Emily Dickinson( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eighty poems by the 19th-century poet accompanied by paintings and drawings
Steeplechase by Jane Langton( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a mystery in which chapters alternate between past and present, the search for a mysterious lost church by Homer Kelly and his wife Mary is juxtaposed against events in 1868 Nashoba as a Civil War veteran struggles to put his life back together
The shortest day : murder at the revels by Jane Langton( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Cambridge, Massachusetts, a jealous and deranged husband sets out to murder the men he imagines are his wife's suitors. He kills three before Mary Kelly, wife of a Harvard professor, fingers him. By the author of Divine Inspiration
God in Concord by Jane Langton( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer Kelly, retired detective, sets out to learn who's killing the retirees of Pond View of Concord, Massachusetts
The hedgehog boy : a Latvian folktale by Jane Langton( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A princess is forced to marry a prickly hedgehog boy and is astounded when remorse over a thoughtless act of hers transforms him into a handsome young man
 
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The fledgling
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The time bikeMurder at the Gardner : a novel of suspenseGood and deadEmily Dickinson is dead : a novel of suspenseThe Memorial Hall murderMurder at Monticello : a Homer Kelly mysteryThe Escher twist : a Homer Kelly mysteryThe fragile flag
Alternative Names
Gillson, Jane, 1922-2018

Gillson Langton, Jane, 1922-

Jane Langton Amerikaans schrijfster

Jane Langton illustratrice et romancière américaine

Langton, Jane 1922-

Langton Jane Gillson

جين لانغتون

ጄን ላንግተን

ジェーン・ラングトン

ラングトン, ジェーン

Languages
English (262)

Italian (5)

Japanese (2)

German (1)

French (1)

Dutch (1)