WorldCat Identities

Langton, James

Overview
Works: 197 works in 880 publications in 1 language and 17,917 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Fantasy fiction  History  Young adult works  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PZ7.A3774, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Langton
The book of three by Lloyd Alexander( Recording )

15 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taran, the assistant pig-keeper, longs to be a hero. He begins his journey to heroism with a strange assortment of companions on a dangerous mission to save his beloved homeland, Prydain. Taran's adventures chronicle the brave battle he wages against the forces of evil to protect it
The black cauldron by Lloyd Alexander( Recording )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper of Prydain, faces even more dangers as he seeks the magical Black Cauldron, the chief implement of the evil powers of Arawn, lord of the Land of Death
The castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander( Recording )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Princess Eilonwy is sent to the Isle of Mona for training, she is bewitched by the evil enchantress Achren, so Taran and other friends must try to rescue her
The high king by Lloyd Alexander( Recording )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final part of the chronicle of Prydain the forces of good and evil meet in an ultimate confrontation, which determines the fate of Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper who wanted to be a hero
Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander( Recording )

14 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth book of the Prydain cycle tells of the adventures that befell Taran when he went in search of his birthright and the truth about himself
The farm by Tom Rob Smith( Recording )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until the moment he receives a frantic call from his father, Daniel believed his parents were headed into a peaceful, well-deserved retirement. They had sold their home and business in London and bid farewell to England, setting off to begin life anew on a remote, bucolic farm in rural Sweden. But with that phone call, everything changes. Your mother's not well, his father tells him. She's been imagining things--terrible, terrible things. She has had a psychotic breakdown and been committed to a mental hospital. Daniel prepares to rush to Sweden on the first available flight. Before he can board the plane, his father contacts him with even more frightening news: his mother has discharged herself from hospital, and he doesn't know where she is. Then his mother calls: "I'm sure your father has spoken to you. Everything that man has told you is a lie. I'm not mad. I don't need a doctor. I need the police. I'm about to board a flight to London. Meet me at Heathrow." Caught between his parents and unsure of who to believe or trust, Daniel becomes his mother's unwilling judge and jury as she tells him an urgent tale of secrets, lies, a horrible crime, and a conspiracy that implicates his own father
Astray by Emma Donoghue( Recording )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They are gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress. With rich historical detail, the celebrated author of Room takes us from puritan Massachusetts to revolutionary New Jersey, antebellum Louisiana to the Toronto highway, lighting up four centuries of wanderings that have profound echoes in the present
A beautiful blue death by Charles Finch( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Victorian gentleman Charles Lenox begins to investigate the apparent suicide of a friend's former servant, he suspects murder--but to find the killer, he must untangle a complex web of loyalties and animosities before it's too late
Here, there be dragons by James A Owen( Recording )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three young men are entrusted with the Imaginarium Geographica, an atlas of fantastical places to which they travel in hopes of defeating the Winter King whose bid for power is related to the First World War raging in the Real World
Black ice by Andy Lane( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1868 and fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes faces his most baffling mystery yet. Mycroft, his older brother, has been found with a knife in his hand, locked in a room with a corpse. Only Sherlock believes that his brother is innocent. But can he prove it? In a chase that will take him to Moscow and back, Sherlock must discover who has framed Mycroft and why-before Mycroft swings at the gallows
The demon's lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan( Recording )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Nick and his family have battled magicians and demons for most of his life, but when his brother, Alan, is marked for death while helping new friends Jamie and Mae, Nick's determination to save Alan leads him to uncover a devastating secret
The September Society by Charles Finch( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a frantic widow visits detective Charles Lenox in search of her missing son, Lenox begins investigating a series of bizarre clues and must race to discover the truth about the death and the mysterious "September Society" before it's too late. In the small hours of the morning one fall day in 1866, a frantic widow visits detective Charles Lenox. Lady Annabelle's problem is simple: her beloved son, George, has vanished from his room at Oxford. When Lenox visits his alma mater to investigate he discovers a series of bizarre clues, including a murdered cat and a card cryptically referring to "The September Society." Then, just as Lenox realizes that the case may be deeper than it appears, a student dies, the victim of foul play. What could the September Society have to do with it? What specter, returned from the past, is haunting gentle Oxford? Lenox, with the support of his devoted friends in London's upper crust, must race to discover the truth before it comes searching for him, and dangerously close to home
The zig zag girl by Elly Griffiths( Recording )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of magicians who served together in World War II track a killer who's performing deadly tricks
A dedicated man by Peter Robinson( )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body of a well-liked local historian is found half-buried under a drystone wall near the village of Helmthorpe, Swainsdale. Who on earth would want to kill such a thoughtful, dedicated man? Penny Cartwright, a beautiful folk singer with a mysterious past, a shady land-developer, Harry's editor and a local thriller writer are all suspects--and all are figures from Harry's previous, idyllic summers in the dale. A young girl, Sally Lumb, knows more than she lets on, and her knowledge could lead to danger. Inspector Banks's second case unearths disturbing secrets behind a bucolic facade
Twain & Stanley enter paradise by Oscar Hijuelos( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magisterial final novel from Oscar Hijuelos, acclaimed author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise follows famed nineteenth-century journalist-explorer Henry Stanley, his wife, the painter Dorothy Tennant, and Stanley's long friendship with Mark Twain, as they venture to Cuba in search of Stanley's father. Told through a fictitious manuscript and imagined correspondence between Stanley, Tennant, and Twain, Hijuelos captures not only the general style of educated nineteenth century, but manages to pull off the seemingly impossible task of channeling Mark Twain himself. The manuscript-in the works for decades-was found by Hijuelos' widow after his death
The hanging valley : a novel of suspense by Peter Robinson( )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No one dreamed something so hideous could grow in so beautiful a place ... Many who visit the valley are overwhelmed by its majesty. Some wish they never had to leave. One didn't: a hiker whose decomposing corpse is discovered by an unsuspecting tourist. But this strange, incomprehensible murder is only the edge of the darkness that hovers over a small rural village and its tight-lipped residents, who guard shattering secrets of sordid pasts and private shames
A necessary end by Peter Robinson( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a peaceful demonstration ends with fifty arrests and the death of a young constable, Superintendent "Dirty Dick" assumes the investigation, forcing Inspector Banks to undertake his own hunt for the killer before his superior's misguided obsession results in further bloodshed. A peaceful demonstration in the normally quiet town of Eastvale ended with fifty arrests---and the brutal stabbing death of a young constable
A burial at sea : a mystery by Charles Finch( Recording )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In March 1873 aristocratic sleuth Charles Lenox undertakes a delicate espionage mission to Egypt, where five British agents have been killed, apparently by the French. But soon after Charles's ship sets sail, the captain calls on him to dust off his deductive skills when a crew member is murdered and left eviscerated on the deck
Island of silence by Lisa McMann( Recording )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Wanteds, Unwanteds, and Necessaries struggle to adjust to changes in their society, Mr. Today begins training fourteen-year-old Alex to replace him as Artime's leader one day while Alex's disgraced twin, Aaron, connives to take over Quill
 
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The book of three
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The black cauldronThe castle of LlyrThe high kingTaran WandererHere, there be dragonsThe demon's lexiconA dedicated manThe hanging valley : a novel of suspenseA necessary end