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Joanna Baillie, a literary life

Author: Judith Bailey Slagle
Publisher: Madison, NJ : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Joanna Baillie: A Literary Life is the first full-length biography of the Scottish playwright (1762-1851) based on new archival research and biographical evidence and is useful for anyone interested in literature, history, or women's studies. Much of the biography is based on Baillie's now published letters (FDUP, 1999) to family members, literary figures, scientists, religious leaders, artists, and friends in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Slagle, Judith Bailey.
Joanna Baillie, a literary life.
Madison, NJ : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c2002
(OCoLC)606784935
Named Person: Joanna Baillie; Joanna Baillie; Joanna Baillie
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Bailey Slagle
ISBN: 0838639496 9780838639498
OCLC Number: 48144511
Description: 325 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: "My fanciful untaught mind": ghosts and the growing imagination (1762-1790) --
"Like a burnt child": theatre theory and the price of fame (1791-1805) --
"Beyond mere words": Baillie and Scott (1806-1832) --
"Not a semblance of display": a circle of friends (1808-1830's) --
"The stamp of her strong mind": critical reading and religious philosophy (1831-1850) --
"The majesty of a genius": epilogue for a poet: (1851).
Responsibility: Judith Bailey Slagle.

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"Joanna Baillie: A Literary Life is the first full-length biography of the Scottish playwright (1762-1851) based on new archival research and biographical evidence and is useful for anyone interested in literature, history, or women's studies. Much of the biography is based on Baillie's now published letters (FDUP, 1999) to family members, literary figures, scientists, religious leaders, artists, and friends in England, Scotland, and the United States; and her correspondence is supplemented with further biographical evidence and with critical commentary on her works."--BOOK JACKET.

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