At the Circulating Library: General Statistics


Coverage

Currently, the database contains 19,525 title entries, 4,138 author entries, and 611 publisher entries between the years 1837 and 1901. In addition, the database contains 3,036 serialized titles (15.5% 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: 1,670 authors
  • Men: 2,122 authors
  • Unknown: 417 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 9,676 titles (5.9 per author)
  • Men wrote 8,922 titles (4.3 per author)
  • Unknown wrote 927 titles (2.3 per author)

Publishing

Most Prolific Publishers

  1. Hurst and Blackett, 1,132 titles.
  2. Bentley, 1,115 titles.
  3. Chapman and Hall, 641 titles.
  4. F. V. White, 614 titles.
  5. Chatto and Windus, 586 titles.
  6. Tinsley Brothers, 584 titles.
  7. Sampson Low, 568 titles.
  8. T. C. Newby, 513 titles.
  9. Smith, Elder, 495 titles.
  10. Macmillan, 452 titles.
  11. S. P. C. K., 449 titles.
  12. Routledge, 419 titles.
  13. R. T. S., 388 titles.
  14. Ward, Lock, 353 titles.
  15. Hutchinson, 334 titles.

Publishing Formats

  • One-volume titles: 12,221 titles
  • Two-volume titles: 2,125 titles
  • Three-volume titles: 5,160 titles
  • Four-volume titles: 19 titles