Name Description Titles
Biography

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

145
Business/Economics

Titles in this category address financial management, trading goods and services, exchange rates, etc.

4
Catalogue/Advertisement/Prospectus

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

22
Domestic

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

303
Drama

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

568
Education

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

211
Essays

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

183
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.

1240
Fiction Novel

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

1143
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.

236
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.

98
Fiction Tale

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

517
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.

77
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.

2264
Legal

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

71
Letters

Epistolary communication addressed to a person or group of people.

269
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.

188
Military

Texts about armies, corps, accounts of battles, or military history.

1
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.

71
Music

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

71
Poetry

Composition, elegy, epistle, or canto in verse.

1323
Poetry Collection

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

50
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.

7
Poetry Lyric

Elegy, ballad, or elegiac sonnet in verse.

61