At the Circulating Library: General Statistics


Coverage

Currently, the database contains 20,081 title entries, 4,352 author entries, and 639 publisher entries between the years 1837 and 1901. In addition, the database contains 3,163 serialized titles (15.8% of all titles) from 272 periodicals. Data visualizations of authorship, publishing, and miscellaneous data can be found under the "Data" menu.

Authorship

Gender of Authors

  • Women: 1,762 authors
  • Men: 2,207 authors
  • Unknown: 454 authors

Most Prolific Authors

  1. Emma Marshall, 141 titles.
  2. Evelyn Ward Everett Green, 136 titles.
  3. George Manville Fenn, 117 titles.
  4. William Henry Giles Kingston, 114 titles.
  5. Emma Leslie, 102 titles.
  6. Margaret Oliphant, 100 titles.
  7. George Alfred Henty, 94 titles.
  8. Charlotte Mary Yonge, 80 titles.
  9. Henrietta Eliza Vaughan Stannard, 78 titles.
  10. Elizabeth Thomasina Meade, 75 titles.
  11. Mary Louisa Molesworth, 74 titles.
  12. Annie S. Swan, 73 titles.
  13. Henrietta Keddie, 72 titles.
  14. Florence Marryat, 67 titles.
  15. William Clark Russell, 66 titles.

Titles per Author by Gender

  • Women wrote 9,894 titles (5.7 per author)
  • Men wrote 9,133 titles (4.2 per author)
  • Unknown wrote 1,054 titles (2.4 per author)

Publishing

Most Prolific Publishers

  1. Hurst and Blackett, 1,133 titles.
  2. Bentley, 1,119 titles.
  3. Chapman and Hall, 646 titles.
  4. F. V. White, 614 titles.
  5. Tinsley Brothers, 588 titles.
  6. Chatto and Windus, 588 titles.
  7. Sampson Low, 579 titles.
  8. T. C. Newby, 517 titles.
  9. Smith, Elder, 501 titles.
  10. S. P. C. K., 471 titles.
  11. Macmillan, 455 titles.
  12. Routledge, 452 titles.
  13. R. T. S., 413 titles.
  14. Ward, Lock, 374 titles.
  15. Hutchinson, 335 titles.

Publishing Formats

  • One-volume titles: 12,766 titles
  • Two-volume titles: 2,133 titles
  • Three-volume titles: 5,163 titles
  • Four-volume titles: 19 titles