Analysis: Data Visualizations

The graphs shown here are based on the most current version of the database.

Number of New Fiction Titles Published per Year, 1837–1901

Note: All fiction titles from the English Catalogue of Books, volume 2 (1863–1872) added; fiction titles from the English Catalogue of Books, volume 3 (1873–1880) in progress. Lists of titles per year can be found on the Browse Publication Years page.


Number of New Fiction Titles Published by Format per Year, 1837–1901

Note: Includes every fiction title initially published in two-, three-, and four-volumes. All fiction titles from the English Catalogue of Books, volume 2 (1863–1872) added; fiction titles from the English Catalogue of Books, volume 3 (1873–1880) in progress. Lists of titles per year can be found on the Browse Publication Years page.


Number of New Fiction Titles Published by Publisher per Year, 1837–1901

Note: Includes the fifteen most prolific publishers as found on the General Statistics page. Lists of titles per publisher can be found on the Browse Publishers page.


Number of New Fiction Titles Published by Author Gender per Year, 1837–1901

Note: Totals include all identified authors regardless of whether the original novel appeared anonymously or pseudonymously.


Number of Fiction Titles Serialized per Year, 1837–1901

Note: Titles counted by date serialization began; only novels not short stories collections counted; multiple serializations of the same title counted. Currently, serialization data post 1890 less comprehensive. Lists of serialized titles per year can be found on the Browse Serializations page.


Authors by Nationality

Note: The totals do double count some authors—for example, Benjamin L. Farjeon lived in both Australia and New Zealand. Lists of authors by nationality can be found on the Author Tags page.

Authors by Occupation

Note: The totals do double count some authors—for example, Jerome K. Jerome worked as both an editor and a playwright. Lists of authors by occupation can be found on the Author Tags page.


Fiction Titles by Setting

Note: The totals may double-count some titles. Lists of fiction titles by setting can be found on the Browse Title Tags page.


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