An early collection of sentimental pieces, including fantasies "The Glass of Supreme Moments" and "Exchange." Morbid, bittersweet pieces, more fin de siecle than his later work.
Barry Eric Odell Pain (1864–1928) was an English journalist, poet and writer.
Born in Cambridge, he 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.
In 1889, Cornhill Magazine's editor, James Payn, published his story "The Hundred Gates", and shortly afterwards Pain became a contributor to Punch and The Speaker, and joined the staffs of the Daily Chronicle and Black and White.
Pain's works include In a Canadian Canoe (1891), papers reprinted from The Granta; Playthings and Parodies (1892); The Kindness of the Celestial (1894); The Octave of Claudius (1897); Eliza (1900); ... (more)