Joanna Baillie

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  • Natasha Aleksiuk Duquette


Engraving by Henry Robinson after John James Masquerier, 1876-77, courtesy The Walter Scott Digital Archive, Edinburgh University Library.

There is a tension between Joanna Baillie’s image as a reserved, gentle and devout Scottish woman and the representation of explosive, at times violent, passions in her poetry and plays. In a letter of April 2, 1817, Byron wrote, “When Voltaire was asked why no woman has ever …

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Duquette, Natasha Aleksiuk. "Joanna Baillie". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 November 2001
[, accessed 14 October 2015.]

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  1. English Romanticism