Author:Barry Pain

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Barry Pain
(1864–1928)
English journalist, poet and writer. He was known as a writer of parody and lightly humorous stories, but he also wrote many horror stories, which were well received by the lay men and critics alike. Best remembered for his Eliza group of comedic short stories.
Barry Pain

Works[edit]

(partial list)

Eliza stories[edit]

  • Eliza (1900) illus. Wallace Goldsmith librivox
  • Eliza's Husband (1903)
  • Eliza Getting On (1911)
  • Exit Eliza (1912)
  • Eliza's Son (1913)

Novels[edit]

  • Graeme And Cyril (1893), published as Two in the U.S.
  • The Kindness of the Celestial (1894)
  • The Octave of Claudius (1897) IA
  • The Romantic History Of Robin Hood (1898) (also serialised as Robin Hood and His Merry Men in The English Illustrated Magazine, 1898)
  • Another English Woman's Love Letters (1901)
  • De Omnibus, by the Conductor (1901? serialised in To-day,1894-1895) IA
  • Nothing Serious (1901)
  • Another Englishwoman's Love-Letters (1901) IA
  • The One Before (1902) IA
  • Little Entertainments (1903)
  • Three Fantasies (1904)
  • Deals (1904)
  • Lindley Kays (1904)
  • Robinson Crusoe's Return (1906)
  • Wilhelmina In London (1906)
  • The Shadow of the Unseen with James Blyth (1907)
  • The Diary Of A Baby (1907)
  • The Luck Of Norman Dale with James Blyth (1908)
  • First Lessons In Story-writing (1908)
  • Proofs Before Pulping (1909)
  • The Gifted Family (1909)
  • The Exiles of Faloo (1910) IA : PG
  • An Exchange of Souls (1911) IA
  • Mr. Malding's Progress (1912; promotional story/booklet for Berlitz Schools of Languages)
  • Mrs. Murphy (1913)
  • The Mountain Apart (as by James Prosper) (1913)
  • Edwards (1915)
  • Me And Harris (1916)
  • Confessions Of Alphonse (1917)
  • Innocent Amusements (1918)
  • Says Mrs. Hicks ( circa 1918)
  • The Problem Club (1919) IA
  • The Death Of Maurice (1920)
  • Marge Askinforit (1920) IA : PG
  • Going Home (1921)

Short stories and collections[edit]

  • In a Canadian Canoe: The Nine Minus One Minus One (1891), papers reprinted from The Granta IA
  • Playthings and Parodies (1892) IA
  • Stories And Interludes (1892) (transcription project)
  • Wilmay and Other Stories of Women (1898)
    • Wilmay — The Love Story of a Plain Woman — The History of Clare Tollison — The Forgiveness of the Dead — A Complete Recovery
  • Stories in the Dark (1901)
  • Curiosities (1904)
  • The Memoirs Of Constantine Dix, 1905 (1904)
    • The Dead Man Wins — Reclamation Work — With a Clear Conscience — Checkmate — The Rewards of Perseverance — Lost Property — Holiday Work — The Bellasen Cross — Numbered Notes — Impersonation — The Change — Murder
  • Stories In Grey (1911) IA
  • Here And Hereafter (1911) PG
  • Stories Without Tears (1912) IA
    • Great Possessions — A Model Man — The Marriage of Miranda — The Failure of Professor Palbeck — The 'Eighty-Seven — Clubs And Hearts — One Stone — General Observations — The Boy and the Pessimist — Chrisimissima — A Vicious Circle — Sunnibrow — Aunt Martha — A Devil, a Boy, and a Trade Designer — The Key of the Hen-House — One Hour of Fame — Sara — The Blanking Business — The Cheat — The Difficult Case — Some Imitations — The Celestial's Editorship — The Tenwood Witch — Lovers on an Island — The Hero and the Burglar
    • MORAL STORIES: Appreciation — The Philosopher — The Life of a Bubble — For Value Received — Omnia Vanitas — The Love Philter — Doing Good — Kind Words — The Worthless Stones — Gold — The Pig and the Jacoby — The Wrong Elixir — Evolution — Blue Roses — The Street of Peril — The Curate, the Boy, and the Bee — George — Pull The Right String — Too Much Self-Help — Not Impervious to Damp
  • The New Gulliver, and other stories (1913) IA : PG
  • The Short Story (1914)
  • Futurist Fifteen (1914)
  • One Kind And Another (1914)
  • Collected Tales (1916) short stories IA
    • Volume I
    • Volume II
  • If Summer Don't (1921) IA
  • If Winter Don't (1922) IA : PG

Individual short works[edit]

  1. "Henry Silvester" (Dec 1893)
  2. "The Twins" (1894)
  3. "The Experiment" (1894)
  4. "The Real One" (1894)
  5. "The Thousand and the Boy" (1894)
  6. "Too Late" (1894)

Non-fiction

Verse[edit]

Works about Pain[edit]

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1928, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.