Eliza  (1904) 
by Barry Pain
[Published by Dana Estes & Company, Boston, 1904. A series of bit-sized humorous stories, most or all first published in To-day and various other magazines.]

In 1992 BBC2 adapted twelve of the stories from Eliza as "Life With Eliza", a series of 10-minute Edwardian comic monologues, featuring Sue Roderick as Eliza and John Sessions as her husband. In 2006 Eliza was serialised by BBC Radio 4.Excerpted from Barry Pain on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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ELIZA

Says Robert Barr

in The Idler:

"... and as for
Barry Pain's 'Eliza' I
question if anything more
deliciously humourous,
and of a humour so re-
strained, has been writ-
ten since the time of
Lamb."

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"It was true I ran
into the horse." (See page 24.)


ELIZA
BY
BARRY PAIN




ILLUSTRATED BY
WALLACE GOLDSMITH


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BOSTON
DANA ESTES & COMPANY
PUBLISHERS


CONTENTS

ILLUSTRATIONS


  1. page
  2. "It was true I ran into the horse" (See page 24) Frontispiece
  3. "Filled the coal-cellar right up at summer prices" 9
  4. "He seemed to think it was not essential" 15
  5. "‘Could you, please, go away?’" 45
  6. "It had a singularly happy expression on its face" 54
  7. The Gentleman of Title 60
  8. "I picked the hat up, and gave it one sound, savage kick" 70

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1927.


The author died in 1928, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work 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.