At the Circulating Library: General Statistics


Coverage

Currently, the database contains 18,038 title entries, 3,792 author entries, and 561 publisher entries between the years 1837 and 1901. In addition, the database contains 2,755 serialized titles (11.1% of all titles) from 244 periodicals. Data visualizations of authorship, publishing, and miscellaneous data can be found under the "Data" menu.

Authorship

Gender of Authors

  • Women: 1,525 authors
  • Men: 1,980 authors
  • Unknown: 359 authors

Most Prolific Authors

  1. Emma Marshall, 139 titles.
  2. Evelyn Ward Everett Green, 136 titles.
  3. George Manville Fenn, 116 titles.
  4. William Henry Giles Kingston, 114 titles.
  5. Margaret Oliphant, 100 titles.
  6. George Alfred Henty, 94 titles.
  7. Charlotte Mary Yonge, 80 titles.
  8. Henrietta Eliza Vaughan Stannard, 78 titles.
  9. Elizabeth Thomasina Meade, 74 titles.
  10. Mary Louisa Molesworth, 73 titles.
  11. Annie S. Swan, 73 titles.
  12. Henrietta Keddie, 72 titles.
  13. Florence Marryat, 69 titles.
  14. William Clark Russell, 66 titles.
  15. Annie Thomas, 66 titles.

Titles per Author by Gender

  • Women wrote 9,019 titles (5.9 per author)
  • Men wrote 8,551 titles (4.3 per author)
  • Unknown wrote 846 titles (2.4 per author)

Publishing

Most Prolific Publishers

  1. Hurst and Blackett, 1,119 titles.
  2. Bentley, 1,104 titles.
  3. Chapman and Hall, 625 titles.
  4. F. V. White, 602 titles.
  5. Tinsley Brothers, 582 titles.
  6. Chatto and Windus, 582 titles.
  7. Sampson Low, 512 titles.
  8. T. C. Newby, 506 titles.
  9. Smith, Elder, 483 titles.
  10. Macmillan, 444 titles.
  11. S. P. C. K., 367 titles.
  12. Routledge, 356 titles.
  13. Hutchinson, 331 titles.
  14. Ward, Lock, 328 titles.
  15. Henry Colburn, 301 titles.

Publishing Formats

  • One-volume titles: 10,736 titles
  • Two-volume titles: 2,120 titles
  • Three-volume titles: 5,163 titles
  • Four-volume titles: 19 titles