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At the Circulating Library

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901


At the Circulating Library has severals ways to use or express the information on Victorian book history found in the database, including general statistics, visualizations, and datasets.

General Statistics

Here are several general statistics about authorship, publishing, and serializations.

Data Visualizations

Using the database, At the Circulating Library offers several data visualizations of the quantitative data, including graphs of:

Database Snapshots

Twice a year (in June and December) we release complete author and title datasets in csv files as snapshots.

Random Sample

Though the total population of Victorian fiction titles remains unknown, here is a means for making a random sample of titles from the database in a given data range.

Research Products

Members of the At the Circulating Library research team have used the database in their published works.