See Joanna Baillie's Dramatic and Poetical Works London, 1851. States that, along with Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, Baillie holds the view that a connection exists between human nature and action. There Joanna Baillie had access to literary society through her aunt Anne Hunter, the wife of Dr. A commemorates Baillie at Bolton House on Windmill Hill, Hampstead. Possesses a large number of Baillie's letters, with over 150 to Sir Walter Scott alone; other correspondents include Anne Elliot, Anna Jameson, and John Gibson Lockhart. © 1998, All Rights Reserved. Includes three letters from Baillie to Sir George Beaumont in which Baillie solicits Beaumont's influence to help a Mr.
Contains several letters to Lady Campbell, Baillie's cousin. Miss Baille died on the 23rd of February 1851, at the advanced age of 89, her faculties remaining unimpaired to the last. While discussing the publications of each of her volumes, consistently ties in contemporary reactions to Baillie's work to illustrate her popularity and high esteem. Briefly considers Baillie as a Scottish songwriter, placing her among other writers such as Anne Grant, Elizabeth Hamilton, and Jean Adam. New York and London: Garland, 1977. While at Windmill Street, Baillie also began seriously writing drama.
On visits to his hometown, he would climb up a nearby hill, sit down, and write down all of his thoughts. Dismisses Baillie as one who lacks creativity and attempts to write beyond her ability. Oxford: Blackwell, 1998 , 153-54. Admired both for her literary powers and her sweetness of disposition, she hosted a literary society in her cottage at Hampstead. But even when Martineau met her, in the 1830s, that fame seemed to belong to a bygone era. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002. Portrays Baillie as representative of Gothic melodrama.
Details Baillie's family history and her literary friends. Also considers the literary stir caused by A Series of Plays, Scott's negative reaction to Baillie's A View of the General Tenour. It was not until the late twentieth century that critics began to recognize the extent to which her intimate depictions of the human psyche influenced Romantic literature. It consisted of two gothic tragedies, Orra and The Dream, a comedy, The Siege, and a serious musical drama, The Beacon. Reprinted in volume three of A History of English Drama, 1660-1900, 5 vols. Wearing, English Drama and Theatre, 1800-1900: A Guide to Information Sources, American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Informations Guide, vol.
Prints a brief passage from the Introductory Discourse. Her cottage outside London was a hub of the literary scene, where she maintained friendly relationships with many of the important British writers of her time, including William Wordsworth, and Lady and Lord Byron. In 1826 she published The Martyr, a tragedy on religion, intended for reading only; and in 1831 she entered publicly into theological debate with a pamphlet, A view of the general tenour of the New Testament regarding the nature and dignity of Jesus Christ, in which she analysed the doctrines of the , , and. Uninterested in books, she preferred playing in the garden, riding her pony, splashing on the banks of the , and listening to ghost stories by the fireside. Reprinted as the Introduction for Reiman's reprint editions of Miscellaneous Plays and A Series of Plays. Asserts that, like Wordsworth, Baillie attempts to integrate emotion and thought.
Will Orra survive her expulsion into the Black Forest—or will she descend further and further into madness? Jonathan Wordsworth Oxford and New York: Woodstock, 1994. Carhart, The Life and Works of Joanna Baillie, Yale Studies in English 64 New Haven: Yale Univ. She wrote an essay in support of chimney sweeps, and advocated for women writers as well as other authors who struggled to provide for themselves. She also edited A Collection of Poems, Chiefly Manuscript, From Living Authors 1823 , to aid a friend in financial distress. Not only is there a flaw in the fundamental idea, viz, that of an individual who is the embodiment of a single passion, but the want of incident and the direction of the attention to a single point, present insuperable obstacles to their success as acting pieces. She wrote an essay in support of chimney sweeps, and advocated for women writers as well as other authors who struggled to provide for themselves.
Describes the friendship between the two writers, and claims that Scott and Baillie viewed each other as literary equals and did not, contrary to some current criticism, see their relationship as that of a master and apprentice. Reprints the first edition of each volume. The anthology includes her own poetry as well as work by Scott, Wordsworth, Felicia Hemans and others. He was 99 years old at the time and despite his busy schedule, he managed to visit me in the hospital every evening. There, Joanna Baillie conceived the idea of her great work, the Plays on the Passions. Argues that, like the dramas which were to follow, Baillie's poems attempt to depict one prevailing passion or mood. Joanna Baillie was an acclaimed poet, dramatist and writer from Scotland known for works like Fugitive Verses and Plays on the Passions.
Argues that Baillie attempts to combine spectacle and psychology, thus negotiating the boundary between public popularity and critical approval. Burroughs, Closet Stages: Joanna Baillie and the Theater Theory of British Romantic Women Writers Philadelphia: Univ. They included, along with nine other new plays, the continuation of Plays on the Passions promised earlier: a tragedy and comedy on jealousy and a tragedy on remorse. At one time her works were translated into Cingalese and German, and were performed widely in both the United States and Great Britain. Since the days of old Harry Baillie of the T abard in Southwark, no one had excelled Giles Gosling in t. Prints the first edition of Count Basil as it appears in Jonathan Wordsworth's Woodstock facsimile edition. Most of the poems were written in English, rather than Scots, and hardly any copies were sold.