At the Circulating Library: General Statistics


Coverage

Currently, the database contains 20,598 title entries, 4,508 author entries, and 653 publisher entries between the years 1837 and 1901. In addition, the database contains 3,195 serialized titles (15.5% of all titles) from 277 periodicals. Data visualizations of authorship, publishing, and miscellaneous data can be found under the "Data" menu.

Authorship

Gender of Authors

  • Women: 1,823 authors
  • Men: 2,265 authors
  • Unknown: 494 authors

Most Prolific Authors

  1. Emma Marshall, 143 titles.
  2. Evelyn Ward Everett Green, 136 titles.
  3. William Henry Giles Kingston, 120 titles.
  4. George Manville Fenn, 117 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, 67 titles.
  15. William Clark Russell, 66 titles.

Titles per Author by Gender

  • Women wrote 10,064 titles (5.6 per author)
  • Men wrote 9,317 titles (4.2 per author)
  • Unknown wrote 1,217 titles (2.5 per author)

Publishing

Most Prolific Publishers

  1. Hurst and Blackett, 1,134 titles.
  2. Bentley, 1,121 titles.
  3. Chapman and Hall, 653 titles.
  4. F. V. White, 614 titles.
  5. Sampson Low, 595 titles.
  6. Tinsley Brothers, 590 titles.
  7. Chatto and Windus, 588 titles.
  8. T. C. Newby, 518 titles.
  9. S. P. C. K., 507 titles.
  10. Smith, Elder, 506 titles.
  11. Routledge, 487 titles.
  12. Macmillan, 460 titles.
  13. R. T. S., 432 titles.
  14. Ward, Lock, 391 titles.
  15. Hutchinson, 335 titles.

Publishing Formats

  • One-volume titles: 13,282 titles
  • Two-volume titles: 2,134 titles
  • Three-volume titles: 5,163 titles
  • Four-volume titles: 19 titles