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About the Author: Barry Pain

Born in Cambridge, Barry Pain was educated at Sedbergh School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He became a prominent contributor to The Granta. He was known as a writer of parody and lightly humorous stories.


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ISBN10: 1446099059 | ISBN13: 9781446099056

A collection of Barry Pain's 1890s magazine work, including short parodies of Kipling, Ruskin, Blackmore, Pater, and Tolstoy; "reader responses" to self-help books; original humorous fiction and poetry; and portraits of people and things likely to be found in and around a contemporary upper-class English home (children, curates, piano tuners, dukes). The central section of the book is neither a plaything nor a parody, but a series of word portraits of London neighborhoods.

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