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Joanna Baillie, a literary life

"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."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©2002
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Associated University Presses, Madison, NJ, London, ©2002
325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780838639498, 0838639496
"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)