At the Circulating Library: A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

By Dr. Troy J. Bassett, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Begun in 2007, At the Circulating Library: A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837-1901 offers a biographical and bibliography database of nineteenth-century British fiction. Currently, the database contains 11100 titles by 2717 authors (more statistics). The database is hosted by the Victorian Research Web, a major and free research resource for Victorian scholars.

How to Use

To browse a list of authors, titles, publishers, years, genres (novels sharing a common subject), or groups (authors sharing a common trait), use the links under "Novels" in the navigation bar. To browse a list of periodicals carrying serialized novels or a list of serializations by year, use the links under "Serials" in the navigation bar.

To search for a particular author or title, use "Search."

Statistical information about novel production (e.g., prolific authors, number of serializations) may be found under "Statistics."

Coverage

  • All multi-volume novels from The English Catalogue of Books, Volume I-V
  • All multi-volume novels from the British Library Integrated Catalogue
  • Biographical entries for over 300 authors
  • Links to Google Books for over 600 titles
  • Serialization information from over 150 periodicals, including All the Year Round, Belgravia, Blackwood's Magazine, Cornhill Magazine, Fortnightly Review, The Manchester Weekly Times, Temple Bar, and Tinsley's Magazine

Updates

Work in progress includes the writing of author biographies and the addition of one-volume titles and serializations. For announcements and information about the work on the database, join our Facebook community page.