Plays on the Passions (Broadview Literary Texts)

3.46 avg rating
( 46 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781551111858: Plays on the Passions (Broadview Literary Texts)

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 Basil: A Tragedy,” and “The Tryal: A Comedy,” which show love from opposing perspectives; and “De Monfort: A Tragedy,” which explores the drama of hate. Among other appendices, the Broadview edition includes materials on the contemporary philosophical understanding of the passions, and contemporary reviews.

Baillie’s work is enjoying a revival of interest. She lived a long life, (1762-1851), and had a wide circle of literary friends including Maria Edgeworth and Sir Walter Scott (who termed her a “female Shakespeare”). Scottish born, she moved to England in her twenties where she then resided. Her Plays on the Passions, alternatively known as A Series of Plays in which it is Attempted to Delineate the Stronger Passions of the Mind―Each Passion being the Subject of a Tragedy and Comedy was produced in three volumes between 1798 and 1812. The first volume created quite a stir amongst the literary circles of London and Edinburgh when introduced anonymously. The speculation into the authorship concluded two years later when Baillie came forward as the writer of the collection, thereby causing a subsequent sensation since no one had considered the shy spinster a candidate in the mystery.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

The Broadview Literary Texts series is an effort to represent the ever-changing canon of literature in English by bringing together texts long regarded as classics with valuable, lesser-known literature. Newly type-set and produced on high-quality paper in trade paperback format, the Broadview Literary Texts series is a delight to handle as well as to read.

Each volume includes a full introduction, chronology, bibliography, and explanatory notes along with a variety of documents from the period, giving readers a rich sense of the world from which the work emerged.

About the Author:

Peter Duthie teaches in the English Department at Mount Royal College, Calgary.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 29.95
US$ 30.10

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Joanna Baillie
Published by Broadview Press Ltd, Canada (2001)
ISBN 10: 1551111853 ISBN 13: 9781551111858
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Broadview Press Ltd, Canada, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 Basil: A Tragedy, and The Tryal: A Comedy, which show love from opposing perspectives; and De Monfort: A Tragedy, which explores the drama of hate. Among other appendices, the Broadview edition includes materials on the contemporary philosophical understanding of the passions, and contemporary reviews.Baillie s work is enjoying a revival of interest. She lived a long life, (1762-1851), and had a wide circle of literary friends including Maria Edgeworth and Sir Walter Scott (who termed her a female Shakespeare ). Scottish born, she moved to England in her twenties where she then resided. Her Plays on the Passions, alternatively known as A Series of Plays in which it is Attempted to Delineate the Stronger Passions of the Mind-Each Passion being the Subject of a Tragedy and Comedy was produced in three volumes between 1798 and 1812. The first volume created quite a stir amongst the literary circles of London and Edinburgh when introduced anonymously. The speculation into the authorship concluded two years later when Baillie came forward as the writer of the collection, thereby causing a subsequent sensation since no one had considered the shy spinster a candidate in the mystery. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9781551111858

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Joanna Baillie
Published by Broadview Press Ltd, Canada (2001)
ISBN 10: 1551111853 ISBN 13: 9781551111858
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Broadview Press Ltd, Canada, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 Basil: A Tragedy, and The Tryal: A Comedy, which show love from opposing perspectives; and De Monfort: A Tragedy, which explores the drama of hate. Among other appendices, the Broadview edition includes materials on the contemporary philosophical understanding of the passions, and contemporary reviews.Baillie s work is enjoying a revival of interest. She lived a long life, (1762-1851), and had a wide circle of literary friends including Maria Edgeworth and Sir Walter Scott (who termed her a female Shakespeare ). Scottish born, she moved to England in her twenties where she then resided. Her Plays on the Passions, alternatively known as A Series of Plays in which it is Attempted to Delineate the Stronger Passions of the Mind-Each Passion being the Subject of a Tragedy and Comedy was produced in three volumes between 1798 and 1812. The first volume created quite a stir amongst the literary circles of London and Edinburgh when introduced anonymously. The speculation into the authorship concluded two years later when Baillie came forward as the writer of the collection, thereby causing a subsequent sensation since no one had considered the shy spinster a candidate in the mystery. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9781551111858

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Baillie, Joanna
Published by Broadview Press Ltd (2001)
ISBN 10: 1551111853 ISBN 13: 9781551111858
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Broadview Press Ltd, 2001. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CE-9781551111858

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.88
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

BAILLIE & DUTHIE
Published by Broadview Press (2001)
ISBN 10: 1551111853 ISBN 13: 9781551111858
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Broadview Press, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9781551111858 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0637168

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.56
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Baillie, Joanna
Published by Broadview Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 1551111853 ISBN 13: 9781551111858
New P Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Asano Bookshop
(Nagoya, AICHI, Japan)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Broadview Press, 2000. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 82548

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.50
From Japan to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Duthie, Peter/ Duthie, Peter (Editor)/ Baillie, Joanna
Published by Broadview Pr (2001)
ISBN 10: 1551111853 ISBN 13: 9781551111858
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Broadview Pr, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1798 ed edition. 469 pages. 8.25x5.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1551111853

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Joanna Baillie
Published by Broadview Press (2001)
ISBN 10: 1551111853 ISBN 13: 9781551111858
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Broadview Press, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1551111853

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Baillie, Joanna
Published by Broadview Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 1551111853 ISBN 13: 9781551111858
New P Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Asano Bookshop
(Nagoya, AICHI, Japan)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Broadview Press, 2000. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 82719

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.50
From Japan to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Baillie, Joanna
Published by Broadview Press (2001)
ISBN 10: 1551111853 ISBN 13: 9781551111858
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Broadview Press, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111551111853

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 58.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Baillie, Joanna
Published by Broadview Press
ISBN 10: 1551111853 ISBN 13: 9781551111858
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Broadview Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1551111853 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0634130

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book