Google Books Ngram Viewer

Graph these comma-separated phrases:
case-insensitive
between and from the corpus with smoothing of .  
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1880 - 1919 1920 - 1941 1942 - 1947 1948 - 1995 1996 - 2008 detective story English
1880 - 1936 1937 - 1993 1994 - 1997 1998 - 2002 2003 - 2008 detective fiction English
1880 - 1936 1937 - 1979 1980 - 1984 1985 - 2002 2003 - 2008 detective novel English
1880 - 1942 1943 - 1994 1995 - 1999 2000 - 2004 2005 - 2008 mystery novel English
1880 - 1923 1924 - 1939 1940 - 1945 1946 - 1993 1994 - 2008 mystery story English
1880 - 1950 1951 - 1994 1995 - 1999 2000 - 2004 2005 - 2008 whodunit English

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