The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1953 Thursday, 11 November 1999.
Date: Wednesday, 10 Nov 1999 15:06:27 -0600
Subject: Text of Golding's Ovid.
Karen Peterson-Kranz deserves an apology from me, and gets it, for my
having inferred that she recommends the Nims edn of Golding. Sorry,
Karen, for a careless inference.
So far as I know, the only alternatives are the W.H.D. Rouse edns.: of
1904 (very limited edition) in The King's Library series (London: De la
More Press). This edn. was repr. as a Centaur Book (1500 copies) with
"Publisher's Foreword" [by Roy Walker?] by Southern Illinois Univ. Pr.
1961. This 1961 edn was repr. as a p.b. in 1966. I have not seen a
copy of the 1966 edn. I own the 1961 edn and have once or twice
consulted the 1904 edn., though it is as rare as hen's teeth.
The great interest in Golding and Shakespeare in our time suggests that
if the 1966 p.b. is no longer available, someone ought to reprint it.