At the Circulating Library: General Statistics


Coverage

Currently, the database contains 19,143 title entries, 4,073 author entries, and 603 publisher entries between the years 1837 and 1901. In addition, the database contains 2,920 serialized titles (15.3% of all titles) from 262 periodicals. Data visualizations of authorship, publishing, and miscellaneous data can be found under the "Data" menu.

Authorship

Gender of Authors

  • Women: 1,653 authors
  • Men: 2,094 authors
  • Unknown: 397 authors

Most Prolific Authors

  1. Emma Marshall, 140 titles.
  2. Evelyn Ward Everett Green, 136 titles.
  3. George Manville Fenn, 116 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, 69 titles.
  15. William Clark Russell, 66 titles.

Titles per Author by Gender

  • Women wrote 9,587 titles (5.9 per author)
  • Men wrote 8,678 titles (4.2 per author)
  • Unknown wrote 878 titles (2.3 per author)

Publishing

Most Prolific Publishers

  1. Hurst and Blackett, 1,125 titles.
  2. Bentley, 1,111 titles.
  3. Chapman and Hall, 635 titles.
  4. F. V. White, 606 titles.
  5. Chatto and Windus, 586 titles.
  6. Tinsley Brothers, 583 titles.
  7. Sampson Low, 522 titles.
  8. T. C. Newby, 509 titles.
  9. Smith, Elder, 491 titles.
  10. Macmillan, 452 titles.
  11. S. P. C. K., 425 titles.
  12. Routledge, 404 titles.
  13. R. T. S., 371 titles.
  14. Ward, Lock, 338 titles.
  15. Hutchinson, 334 titles.

Publishing Formats

  • One-volume titles: 11,839 titles
  • Two-volume titles: 2,123 titles
  • Three-volume titles: 5,162 titles
  • Four-volume titles: 19 titles