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A list of key readings about W. S. Gilbert.
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  • Ainger, Michael (2002). Gilbert and Sullivan–A Dual Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195147693. 
  • Bond, Jessie (1930). The Life and Reminiscences of Jessie Bond, the Old Savoyard (as told to Ethel MacGeorge). London: John Lane, The Bodley Head. 
  • Bradley, Ian C (2005). Oh Joy! Oh Rapture! The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195167007. 
  • Cox-Ife, William (1978). W. S. Gilbert: Stage Director. Dobson. ISBN 0-234-77206-9. 
  • Crowther, Andrew (2000). Contradiction Contradicted–The Plays of W. S. Gilbert. Associated University Presses. ISBN 0-8386-3839-2. 
  • Gilbert, W. S. (1908). The Bab Ballads, with which are included Songs of a Savoyard (6th edition). London: MacMillan and Co., Limited.  (A collection of material from several books published previously.)
  • Gilbert, W. S. (1890). Foggerty's Fairy and Other Tales. London: George Routledge and Sons. 
  • Gilbert, W. S. (1985). Peter Haining, ed.: The Lost Stories of W.S. Gilbert. London(?): Robson Books. ISBN (US) 0-88186-735-X / (Britain) 0-86051-337-8.  (Contains mostly stories from Foggerty's Fairy and Other Tales.)
  • Gilbert, W. S. (1875). Original Plays: First Series. London: Chatto and Windus. 
  • Gilbert, W. S. (1908). Original Plays: Second Series. London: Chatto and Windus.  This book is available online here.
  • Gilbert, W. S., The Realm of Joy, ed. Terence Rees, 1969, self-published, Nightingale Square, London. ISBN 0-9500108-1-2
  • Jacobs, Arthur (1992). Arthur Sullivan–A Victorian Musician, Second Edition. Portland, OR: Amadeus Press. 
  • Pearson, Hesketh (1957). Gilbert: his life and strife. London: Methuen. 
  • Stedman, Jane W. (1996). W. S. Gilbert, A Classic Victorian & His Theatre. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-816174-3. 
  • Stedman, Jane W. (2000). W. S. Gilbert's Theatrical Criticism. London: The Society for Theatre Research. ISBN 0-85430-068-6. 
  • Scott, Mrs. Clement (c1910). Old Days in Bohemian London. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company.  p. 71–72.
  • Wolfson, John (c1976). Final Curtain: The Last Gilbert and Sullivan Operas. London: Chappell & Company Ltd.. ISBN 0-903443-12-0. 

Further reading

  • Benford, Harry (1999). The Gilbert & Sullivan Lexicon, 3rd Revised Edition. Ann Arbor, Michigan: The Queensbury Press. ISBN 0-9667916-1-4. 
  • Browne, Edith A. (1907). W. S. Gilbert. London: John Lane company.  The book is available online here.
  • Bradley, Ian (1996). The Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. ISBN 019816503X. 
  • Gilbert, W. S. (1969). Edited and with an Introduction by Jane W. Stedman.: Gilbert Before Sullivan–Six Comic Plays by W. S. Gilbert. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 
  • Gilbert, W. S. (1932). Deems Taylor, ed.: Plays and Poems of W. S. Gilbert. New York: Random House. 
  • Gilbert, W. S. (1976). The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan. New York: W. W. Norton and Company. 
  • Gilbert, W. S. (1994). The Savoy Operas. Hertfordshire, England: Wordsworth Editions Ltd. ISBN 1853263133. 
  • Hayter, Charles (1987). Gilbert and Sullivan. Basingstoke: Macmillan.  (Macmillan Modern Dramatists series)
  • McIntosh, Nancy. "The Late Sir W.S. Gilbert's Pets" in the W. S. Gilbert Society Journal, Brian Jones, ed. Vol. 2 No. 18: Winter 2005 (reprinted from Country Life, 3 June 1911), pp. 548–56
  • Sutton, Max Keith (1975). W. S. Gilbert. Boston: Twayne.