At the Circulating Library: General Statistics


Coverage

Currently, the database contains 19,752 title entries, 4,238 author entries, and 620 publisher entries between the years 1837 and 1901. In addition, the database contains 3,096 serialized titles (15.7% of all titles) from 268 periodicals. Data visualizations of authorship, publishing, and miscellaneous data can be found under the "Data" menu.

Authorship

Gender of Authors

  • Women: 1,709 authors
  • Men: 2,162 authors
  • Unknown: 439 authors

Most Prolific Authors

  1. Emma Marshall, 141 titles.
  2. Evelyn Ward Everett Green, 136 titles.
  3. George Manville Fenn, 116 titles.
  4. William Henry Giles Kingston, 114 titles.
  5. Emma Leslie, 101 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 9,766 titles (5.8 per author)
  • Men wrote 8,997 titles (4.2 per author)
  • Unknown wrote 989 titles (2.3 per author)

Publishing

Most Prolific Publishers

  1. Hurst and Blackett, 1,132 titles.
  2. Bentley, 1,119 titles.
  3. Chapman and Hall, 643 titles.
  4. F. V. White, 614 titles.
  5. Tinsley Brothers, 586 titles.
  6. Chatto and Windus, 586 titles.
  7. Sampson Low, 569 titles.
  8. T. C. Newby, 514 titles.
  9. Smith, Elder, 497 titles.
  10. S. P. C. K., 456 titles.
  11. Macmillan, 454 titles.
  12. Routledge, 433 titles.
  13. R. T. S., 400 titles.
  14. Ward, Lock, 359 titles.
  15. Hutchinson, 335 titles.

Publishing Formats

  • One-volume titles: 12,443 titles
  • Two-volume titles: 2,128 titles
  • Three-volume titles: 5,162 titles
  • Four-volume titles: 19 titles