Joanna Baillie (2041 words)
- Natasha Aleksiuk Duquette (Tyndale University College)
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 written …
Duquette, Natasha Aleksiuk. "Joanna Baillie". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=219, accessed 23 October 2016.]