Thomas Gray



Editions of Gray’s Works

Crofts, J. Gray, Poetry and Prose. With essays by Johnson, Goldsmith, and Others. New York: AMS Press, 1979.
Gray, Thomas. 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’ and Other Poems. Ed. Simon Winder. London: Penguin, 2009.
Selected Poems of Thomas Gray. Ed. John Heath-Stubbs. Manchester: Carcanet, 1981.
Lonsdale, Roger, ed. The Poems of Thomas Gray, William Collins and Oliver Goldsmith. New York : Longman, 1976.
Mack, Robert L, ed. Thomas Gray. London: Everyman, 1996.
Reeves, James. The complete English poems of Thomas Gray. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1973.
Starr, H. W., and Hendrickson, J. R. The complete poems of Thomas Gray; English, Latin and Greek. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966.
Toynbee, Paget, and Leonard Whibley. The correspondence of Gray, Walpole, West and Ashton (1734-1771). 3 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971.



Ketton-Cremer, R. W. Thomas Gray. A Biography. Cambridge: CUP, 1995.
Mack, Robert L. Thomas Gray. A Life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.


Book-length Studies and Essay Collections

Bloom, Harold (ed.). Thomas Gray’s 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’. New York: Chelsea House, 1987.
Downey, James and Ben Jones. Fearful joy. Papers from the Thomas Gray Bicentenary Conference at Carleton University. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1974.
Gleckner, Robert F. Gray Agonistes. Thomas Gray and Masculine Friendship. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Golden, Morris. Thomas Gray. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1988.
Gosse, Edmund. Thomas Gray. Honolulu, HI: University Press of the Pacific, 2003.
Hudson, William Henry. Gray and his Poetry. Folcroft, PA: Folcroft Library Editions, 1976.
Hutchings, Bill, and William Ruddick. Thomas Gray. Contemporary Essays. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1993.
Kaul, Suvir. Thomas Gray and Literary Authority. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1992.
Lonsdale, Roger. The poetry of Thomas Gray: Versions of the Self. London: OUP, 1973.
McCarthy, Eugene. Thomas Gray. The Progress of a Poet. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1997.
Reed, Amy Louise. The Background of Gray’s Elegy. A study in the Taste for Melancholoy Poetry, 1700-1751. New York: Russell & Russell, 1962.
Sells, A. Lytton. Thomas Gray. His Life and Works. London, Boston: G. Allen & Unwin, 1980.
Starr, Herbert Wilmarth, ed. Twentieth Century Interpretations of Gray’s Elegy. A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1968.
Weinfield, Henry. The Poet Without a Name: Gray’s Elegy and the Problem of History. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1991.

Articles and Book Chapters
Bentman, Raymond. “Thomas Gray and the Poetry of Hopeless Love” in Journal of the History of Sexuality (3. 2), 1992: 203-222.
Carper, Thomas R. “Gray’s Personal Elegy” in Studies in English Literature (17. 3), 1977: 451-462.
Cudworth, Charles. “Thomas Gray and Music” in The Musical Times (112. 1541), 1971: 646-648.
Jackson, Wallace. “Thomas Gray and the Dedicatory Muse” in ELH (54. 2), 1987: 277-298.
Kalter, Barrett. “DIY Gothic: Thomas Gray and the Medieval Revival” in ELH (70. 4), 2003: 989-1019.
Prescott, Sarah. “Gray’s Pale Spectre: Evan Evans, Thomas Gray, and the Rise of Welsh Bardic Nationalism” in Modern Philology (104.1), 2006: 72-95.
Swearingen, James E. “Wordsworth on Gray” in Studies in English Literature (14. 4), 1974: 489-509.
Taylor, Dennis. “Thomas Hardy and Thomas Gray: The Poet’s Currency” in ELH (65. 2), 1998: 451-477.
Weinbrot, Howard D. “Odes to the Nation and the North: Dryden, Collins and Gray”. Britannia’s Issue. The Rise of British Literature from Dryden to Ossian. Cambridge: CUP, 1993. 359-404.