Australian Novels, 1830 to 1899

I extracted the records for these datasets using the following steps: Performing guided searches in AustLit, asking for Type – 'single work' – and Form – 'novel' – records for particular year ranges; Displaying these results as tagged text (NOTE: during the period when I created and updated these datasets – January 2007 to December 2011 – AustLit would not display more than 999 records as tagged text; as long as this remains the case, those wishing to extract data via this process will need to design searches that return less than 1000 results); Copying and pasting these results into a text file; This process left me with Excel files that initially included the type, title, author, year of publication, publisher and genre/s for Australian novels first published between 1830 and 1899 and between 1945 and 2009. I then added information to the datasets as my research developed and specific questions emerged (for full descriptions of the content of these datasets see below). The dataset contains a description of the novel based on the forms in which it was published and their order, including, 'Book Only' (for titles only published in book form); 'Serial Only' (for titles only published in serial form); 'Serial then Book' (for titles published first as serials then as books); 'Book then Serial' (for titles published first as books then as serials); 'Same Year Book and Serial' (when serial and book versions of the novel came out in the same year); 'Book Also Serial' (in the one case where I could not determine whether the book preceded, or came out in the same year as, the serial); and 'Serial Much Later Book' (when book publication followed many decades after initial serialisation).
Type
Collection
Title
Australian Novels, 1830 to 1899
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
School of Culture, History and Language
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c8f23ab3ca49
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
Derived from AustLit this dataset presents publication data for nineteenth-century Australian novels
Full Description
I extracted the records for these datasets using the following steps: Performing guided searches in AustLit, asking for Type – 'single work' – and Form – 'novel' – records for particular year ranges; Displaying these results as tagged text (NOTE: during the period when I created and updated these datasets – January 2007 to December 2011 – AustLit would not display more than 999 records as tagged text; as long as this remains the case, those wishing to extract data via this process will need to design searches that return less than 1000 results); Copying and pasting these results into a text file; This process left me with Excel files that initially included the type, title, author, year of publication, publisher and genre/s for Australian novels first published between 1830 and 1899 and between 1945 and 2009. I then added information to the datasets as my research developed and specific questions emerged (for full descriptions of the content of these datasets see below). The dataset contains a description of the novel based on the forms in which it was published and their order, including, 'Book Only' (for titles only published in book form); 'Serial Only' (for titles only published in serial form); 'Serial then Book' (for titles published first as serials then as books); 'Book then Serial' (for titles published first as books then as serials); 'Same Year Book and Serial' (when serial and book versions of the novel came out in the same year); 'Book Also Serial' (in the one case where I could not determine whether the book preceded, or came out in the same year as, the serial); and 'Serial Much Later Book' (when book publication followed many decades after initial serialisation).
Contact Email
katherine.bode@anu.edu.au
Contact Address
School of Literature Languages & Linguistics Research School of Humanities & the Arts 14 Ellery Crescent, A.D. Hope Building The Australian National University ACT 2600 Australia
Contact Phone Number
+61 2 6125 9845
Principal Investigator
Katherine Bode
Supervisors
Katherine Bode
Fields of Research
200502 - Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
Type of Research Activity
Strategic basic research
Date Coverage
1830
1899
Time Period
19th Century
Geospatial Location
text
Australia
Date of data creation
2006
Year of data publication
2019
Creator(s) for Citation
Katherine
Bode
Publisher for Citation
ANU Data Commons, The Australian National University
Publications
isbn
9781783083084
Reading by Numbers: Recalibrating the Literary Field
Bode, K 2012, Reading by Numbers: Recalibrating the Literary Field, Anthem Press, UK.
Related Websites
https://www.austlit.edu.au/specialistDatasets/ResourcefulReading/ReadingByNumbers
AustLit
Access Rights Type
Open
Rights held in and over the data
Creative Commons Licence (CC BY-NC) is assigned to this data. Details of the licence can be found at http://creativecommons.org.au/licences.
Licence Type
CC-BY-NC - Attribution-NonCommercial (Version 4.0)
Retention Period
Indefinitely
Extent or Quantity
1 file
Data Management Plan
No
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National University
  • Australian National Data Service