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Name Description Titles
Annual Periodical 33
Biography

A narrative, account, or anecdote about a specific individual.

211
Catalogue/Advertisement/Prospectus/Directory/List

An address, publication proposal, or promotional material for members of the general public.

51
Domestic

Titles in this category include household management, cookery, midwifery, etiquette etc.

361
Drama

Scripts intended to be acted or read aloud, often accompanied by costumes when performed on stage.

674
Education

Includes grammatical texts, dictionaries, conduct manuals, addresses, essays, instructions, strictures, or letters addressed to youth and educators.

445
Essays

Prose compositions, remarks, critical reflections, or guides on any particular subject.

251
Fiction

A general narrative that pertains to imaginary events. Works in the subcategory of fiction are often derived from the genre designation on the title page, i.e. includes texts that are not novels, romances, stories, or tales.

1495
Fiction Novel

A narrative that pertains to imaginary events. Works in this subcategory have “novel” listed as the genre designation on the title page.

1275
Fiction Romance

A narrative that pertains to romantic imaginary events. Works in this subcategory have “romance” listed as  the genre designation on the title page.

282
Fiction Story

A narrative that pertains to imaginary events. Works in this subcategory have “story” listed as the genre designation on the title page. Often shorter than a novel and longer than a tale.

144
Fiction Tale

A narrative that pertains to imaginary events. Works in this subcategory have “tale” listed as the genre designation on the title page.

829
History

A composition, memoir, or anecdote, or record of a place, event, or individual. Works in this category are often derived from the genre designation on the title page.

133
Juvenile Literature

A collection, history, companion, manual, journal, print, story, allegory, fable, anecdote, introduction, or chapbook concerned with the narration of events pertaining to, or addressed to, children or youth.

3745
Legal

A trial, appeal, accusation, defence, execution, last speech, or confession relating to the law. 

119
Letters

Epistolary communication addressed to a person or group of people.

348
Literary Criticism/Critical Editions 9
Memoirs

Record, memory, experience, account, apology, or history about one’s own life or another’s. Works in this category are often derived from the genre designation on the title page.

260
Miscellany

Gathered poems, letters, maxims, aphorisms, journals, literary exercises, travels, sketches, or prose in one volume. Works in this category are often derived from the genre designation on the title page.

92
Music

Songs, symphonies, psalms, choruses, or lessons related to music and written by a composer.

142
Poetry

Composition, elegy, epistle, or canto in verse.

1870
Poetry Collection

A number of poems gathered together. Works in this category are often derived from the genre designation on the title page.

97
Poetry Dramatic

Composition, elegy, epistle, or canto in verse, often emotional and recited. Works in this category are often derived from the genre designation on the title page.

7
Poetry Epic

Lengthy composition, elegy, epistle, or canto in verse pertaining to a heroic journey, event, or individual. Works in this category are often derived from the genre designation on the title page.

8
Poetry Lyric

Elegy, ballad, or elegiac sonnet in verse.

47