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Dallas, Eneas Sweetland. The Gay Science. 2 vols. London: Chapman and Hall, 1866. A HathiTrust online version of a copy in the Harvard University Library. Web. 12 May 2022.

Dallas, Eneas Sweetland. The Gay Science. Edited by Graham Law and Jenny Bourne Taylor, Ebook in PDF format published January 2024. URL: (In addition to a fresh and careful re-setting of Dallas's text, this new scholarly edition includes: an introduction discussing "The Range and Originality of the Argument," as well as "The Composition and Compilation of the Text" and "The Publication and Reception of the Book"; a detailed chronology of the author's life; a listing of all his known publications; and endnotes tracing the complex intertextual relations between The Gay Science and Dallas's earlier work.)

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