• Computer Science
  • Published in ArXiv 2019

Common Library 1.0: A Corpus of Victorian Novels Reflecting the Population in Terms of Publication Year and Author Gender

@article{Riddell2019CommonL1,
  title={Common Library 1.0: A Corpus of Victorian Novels Reflecting the Population in Terms of Publication Year and Author Gender},
  author={Allen Riddell and Troy J. Bassett and Laura Schneider and Hannah Mills and Amy Yarnell and Rachel Condon and Joseph S Bassett and Sara E. Duke},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2019},
  volume={abs/1909.02602}
}
Research in 19th-century book history, sociology of literature, and quantitative literary history is blocked by the absence of a collection of novels which captures the diversity of literary production. We introduce a corpus of 75 Victorian novels sampled from a 15,322-record bibliography of novels published between 1837 and 1901 in the British Isles. This corpus, the Common Library, is distinctive in the following way: the shares of novels in the corpus associated with sociologically important… CONTINUE READING

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