Here you will find links to online versions of books about Gilbert and Sullivan and related topics. Many of the books have been out of print for many years, and copies are difficult, not to say expensive, to find in second hand book shops.
We hope you will enjoy browsing here.
I. Story Books by Gilbert
II. The Gilbert and Sullivan Operas
III. Reminiscences of Performers
BARRINGTON, Rutland. Rutland Barrington: a record of thirty-five years’ experience on the English stage. Grant Richards, 1908.
BARRINGTON, Rutland. More Rutland Barrington. By himself. Grant Richards: London, 1911.
GROSSMITH, George. A Society Clown. Arrowsmith (J. W.) Arrowsmith’s Bristol Library. Vol. XXXI. 1888.
LYTTON, Henry A. The Secrets of a Savoyard. Jarrold. 1922.
MACGEORGE, Ethel. The Life and Reminiscences of Jessie Bond, the old Savoyard, as told by herself to E. Macgeorge. John Lane: London, 1930.
THORNE, George. Jots. Arrowsmith (J. W.) Arrowsmith’s Bristol Library. Vol. LXXVI. 1897. [PDF, 20MB]
IV. Harry Benford's Lexicon at GSOpera
V. Books at the Internet Archive
BROWN, Edith A. W. S. Gilbert. Bodley Head, London, 1907.
CELLIER, François; BRIDGEMAN, Cunningham. Gilbert and Sullivan and their operas; with recollections and anecdotes of D'Oyly Carte & other famous Savoyards Little & Brown, Boston, 1914.
DARK, Sidney; GREY, Rowland. W. S. Gilbert, His Life and Letters. Methuen & Co., 1923.
FINDON, B. W. Sir Arthur Sullivan : his life and music. London, 1904.
GILBERT, W. S. A Stage Play. New York, 1916.
GILBERT, W. S. Foggerty's Fairy. George Routledge & Sons, London, 1890
GILBERT, W. S. The Story of The Mikado. Daniel O'Connor, London, 1921.
GOLDBERG, Isaac. Sir Wm. S. Gilbert; a study in modern satire; a handbook on Gilbert and the Gilbert-Sullivan operas. Stratford Publishing Co., Boston, 1907
HUGES, Gervase. The Music of Arthur Sullivan, New York, 1960
LAWRENCE, Arthur. Sir Arthur Sullivan; life story, letters, and reminiscences. Chicago & New York, 1890
WELLS, Walter J. Souvenir of Sir Arthur Sullivan, MUS. DOC., M. V. O. A brief sketch of his life & works. London, 1901.
WYNDHAM, Henry Saxe; FORD, Ernest. Sir Arthur Sullivan, George Bell, 1903