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Plays on the Passions

Author: Joanna Baillie; Peter Duthie
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, 2001.
Series: Broadview literary texts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Baillie's eminently readable dramas stand at the crossroads of the Scottish Enlightenment and early Romanticism, and compellingly engage with questions of women's rights. Her exploration of the passions, first published in 1798, is here reissued with a wealth of contextual materials including "The Introductory Discourse," Baillie's own brand of feminist literary criticism. The three plays included here are "Count  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Baillie; Peter Duthie
ISBN: 1551111853 9781551111858
OCLC Number: 45190892
Notes: Also known as A series of plays.
"1798 edition."
Description: 469 pages : portrait ; 22 cm.
Contents: Joanna Baillie : a brief chronology --
A note on the text --
Introductory discourse --
Count Basil : a tragedy --
The tryal : a comedy --
De Monfort : a tragedy --
Appendix A. the moral writers --
Appendix B. Mary Wollstonecraft, A vindication of the rights of woman --
Appendix C. Prologue and epilogue to the tragedy of De Montfort from the Larpent version --
Appendix D. William Wordsworth --
Appendix E. Contemporary reviews.
Series Title: Broadview literary texts.
Other Titles: Series of plays
Responsibility: Joanna Baillie ; edited by Peter Duthie.

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