PAIN, BARRY (1867- ), English humorous writer, was educated at Cambridge, and became a prominent contributor to The Granta. James Payn inserted his story, " The Hundred Gates," in the Cornhill Magazine in 1889, and shortly afterwards he became a contributor to Punch and the Speaker, and joined the staffs of the Daily Chronicle and Black and White. His works include: In a Canadian Canoe (1891); papers reprinted from The Granta; Playthings and Parodies (1892); The Kindness of the Celestial (1894); The Octave 0} Claudius (1897); Eliza (1900); Another English Woman's Love Letters (1901), etc. As a writer of parody and lightly humorous stories his name has become widely known.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)