At the Circulating Library: General Statistics


Coverage

Currently, the database contains 21,330 title entries, 4,766 author entries, and 676 publisher entries between the years 1837 and 1901. In addition, the database contains 3,225 serialized titles (15.1% of all titles) from 279 periodicals. Data visualizations of authorship, publishing, and miscellaneous data can be found under the "Data" menu.

Authorship

Gender of Authors

  • Women: 1,919 authors
  • Men: 2,365 authors
  • Unknown: 563 authors

Most Prolific Authors

  1. Emma Marshall, 150 titles.
  2. Evelyn Ward Everett Green, 136 titles.
  3. William Henry Giles Kingston, 121 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, 82 titles.
  9. Henrietta Eliza Vaughan Stannard, 78 titles.
  10. Elizabeth Thomasina Meade, 75 titles.
  11. Henrietta Keddie, 74 titles.
  12. Mary Louisa Molesworth, 74 titles.
  13. Annie S. Swan, 73 titles.
  14. Charlotte Maria Tucker, 68 titles.
  15. Florence Marryat, 67 titles.

Titles per Author by Gender

  • Women wrote 10,342 titles (5.5 per author)
  • Men wrote 9,522 titles (4.1 per author)
  • Unknown wrote 1,466 titles (2.7 per author)

Publishing

Most Prolific Publishers

  1. Hurst and Blackett, 1,135 titles.
  2. Bentley, 1,124 titles.
  3. Chapman and Hall, 665 titles.
  4. Sampson Low, 616 titles.
  5. F. V. White, 614 titles.
  6. Tinsley Brothers, 594 titles.
  7. Chatto and Windus, 588 titles.
  8. S. P. C. K., 546 titles.
  9. Routledge, 529 titles.
  10. T. C. Newby, 521 titles.
  11. Smith, Elder, 509 titles.
  12. Macmillan, 466 titles.
  13. R. T. S., 459 titles.
  14. Ward, Lock, 418 titles.
  15. Hutchinson, 335 titles.

Publishing Formats

  • One-volume titles: 14,010 titles
  • Two-volume titles: 2,134 titles
  • Three-volume titles: 5,167 titles
  • Four-volume titles: 19 titles