The Ballad of Reading Gaol

References

  1. ^ GRO Register of Deaths: JUN qtr 1896 Wooldridge, Laura Ellen aged 23 Windsor 2c 241
  2. ^ "And I, May I Say Nothing?". the OSScholars. Retrieved May 22, 2006. 
  3. ^ GRO Register of Deaths: SEP qtr 1896 Wooldridge, Charles Thomas aged 30 Reading 2c 210
  4. ^ Sandulescu, C. George, ed. (1994). Rediscovering Oscar Wilde. Gerrards Cross [England]: C. Smythe. ISBN 0-86140-376-2 (1994) pg. 308
  5. ^ Sandulescu, pg. 310
  6. ^ Kiberd, D. (2000) Irish Classics Granata ISBN 1-86207-459-3 (2000) pg. 336
  7. ^ Mason, Stuart, Bibliogrpahy of Oscar Wilde (1914, London) page 408. 'Stuart Mason' was the pen-name of rare book dealer Christopher Sclater Millard (1872-1927), who had been Robert Ross's secretary. His Bibliography of the Poems of Oscar Wilde (1907, London) has some details about the Ballad that do not appear in in his larger 1914 book. Although the announced date of publication was February 13th, that was a Sunday so the book was not actually available for purchase until the next day, ibid pages 408-409. The first edition consisted of 800 copies on Van Gelder Dutch handmade paper, selling for 2 shillings 6 pence, and 30 copies printed on Japanese vellum for 21 shillings (one guinea).
  8. ^ Mason, Stuart (1914; new ed. 1972) Bibliography of Oscar Wilde. Rota pub; Haskell House Pub ISBN 0-8383-1378-7 pgs. 408–423
  9. ^ Ellmann, Richard (1988). Oscar Wilde. New York: Vintage Books. ISBN 978-0-394-75984-5 pg 526
  10. ^ Ross, Robert (ed.), 'Selected Poems of Oscar wilde including the Ballad of Reading Gaol', Methuen, London, 5th ed., 1912.
  11. ^ Stokes, Anthony, Pit of Shame: The Real Ballad of Reading Gaol (2007, Winchesterm UK, Wateerside Press) pages 38 & 83.
  12. ^ from various biographies of Oscar Wilde, most notably H. Montgoemery Hyde (1976), Richard Ellman (1987), Frank Harris (1916), Stuart Mason's Bibliographies (1907 & 1914), and the notes in Isobel Murray, ed., Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man and Prison Writings (1990, Oxford Univ. Press) pages 219-224.
  13. ^ Nelson, James G., Publisher to the Decadents: Leonard Smithers in the careers of Beardsley, Wilde, Dowson (2000, Pennsylvania State Univ.) chapt. 6, pages 173-224; Harris, Frank, Oscar Wilde: His Life and Confessions (1916, NY) vol. 2, pages 387-400; Ingleby, Leonard Cresswell, Oscar Wilde (1907, London) pages 283-298 (the line quoted is on page 286); Mason, Stuart, Bibliography of the Poems of Oscar Wilde (1907, London) pages 76-84; Mason, Stuart, Bibliography of Oscar Wilde (1914, London) pages 407-423.
  14. ^ Maston, Stuart, Bibliography of the Poems of Oscar Wilde (1907, London) pages 80-81; Harris, Frank, Oscar Wilde: His Life and Confessions (1916, NY) vol.2, page 389-390.
  15. ^ Mason, Stuart, Bibliography of the Poems of Oscar Wilde (1907, London) pages 82-84; Mason, Stuart, Bibliography of Oscar Wilde (1914, London) pages 417-419.
  16. ^ e.g., Hart-Davis, Rupert, The Letters of Oscar Wilde (1962, NY, Harcourt) page 730.
  17. ^ Safire, William (June 7, 1987). "Going Gentle On My Mind". The New York Times

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