Analysis: Research Products
The following articles, chapters, books, or projects use At the Circulating Library as the basis for their arguments and results.
- Allen Riddell and Troy J. Bassett. "The Victorian Novel and the Random Canon: Sampling the Great Unread, 1837–1901." In Progress.
- Uses the databaset to construct and analyze a random sample of Victorian fiction.
- Allen Riddell and Troy J. Bassett. "What Library Digitization Leaves Out: Predicting the Availability of Digital Surrogates of English Novels." Portal: Libraries and the Academy (2021). Forthcoming.
- Assesses the coverage of large-scale digitization by using novels published between 1836 and 1838.
- Allen Riddell and Michael Betancourt. "Reassembling the English Novel, 1789–1919." CA: Journal of Cultural Analytics (3 February 2021).
- Estimates yearly rates of new novel publication in the British Isles between 1789 and 1919.
- Troy J. Bassett. The Rise and Fall of the Victorian Three-Volume Novel. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
- Studies the publication history of the multi-volume novel.
- Allen Riddell and Troy J. Bassett. "The Class of 1838: or, Who were the First Victorian Novelists?" Mémoires du livre / Studies in Book Culture 11.2 (2020).
- Offers a sociological analysis of the 81 authors of fiction in 1838.
- Troy J. Bassett. "The Victorian Four-Volume Novel." The Library: The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society 17.1 (2016): 67–74.
- Gives the history of this seldom used publishing format.
- Troy J. Bassett. "Sister Acts: The Prevalence of Literary Families in the Victorian Period." Studies in Victorian and Modern Literature: A Tribute to John Sutherland. Ed. William Baker. Fairleigh Dickenson UP, 2015. 103–15.
- Traces family relationship among 3,000 authors of fiction.
- Troy J. Bassett. "Living on the Margin: George Bentley and the Economics of the Three-Volume Novel, 1865–70." Book History 13 (2010): 58–79.
- Examines the financial returns of publishing three-volume novels for Bentley, the second largest publisher.
- Troy J. Bassett. "The Production of Three-Volume Novels, 1863–1897." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. 102.1 (2008): 61–75.
- Uses a very early dataset to count the number of three-volume novels published in the late-Victorian period.