At the Circulating Library: A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901
By Dr. Troy J. Bassett, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Begun in 2007, At the Circulating Library: A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837-1901 offers a biographical and bibliography database of nineteenth-century British fiction. Currently, the database contains 9017 titles by 2568 authors (more statistics). The database is hosted by the Victorian Research Web, a major and free research resource for Victorian scholars.
How to Use
To browse a list of authors, titles, publishers, years, genres (novels sharing a common subject), or groups (authors sharing a common trait), use the links under "Novels" in the navigation bar. To browse a list of periodicals carrying serialized novels or a list of serializations by year, use the links under "Serials" in the navigation bar.
To search for a particular author or title, use "Search."
Statistical information about novel production (e.g., prolific authors, number of serializations) may be found under "Statistics."
Work in progress includes the writing of author biographies and the addition of one-volume titles and serializations. For announcements and information about the work on the database, join our Facebook community page.