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Name Description Titles
Annual Periodical 9
Biography

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

203
Catalogue/Advertisement/Prospectus/Directory/List

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

38
Domestic

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

344
Drama

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

653
Education

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

413
Essays

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

242
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.

1456
Fiction Novel

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

1249
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.

273
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.

141
Fiction Tale

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

812
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.

124
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.

3658
Legal

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

108
Letters

Epistolary communication addressed to a person or group of people.

325
Literary Criticism/Critical Editions 7
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.

250
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.

90
Music

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

136
Poetry

Composition, elegy, epistle, or canto in verse.

1817
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.

46