Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Listen online to the first chapters of this audiobook!
All characters reduced
Eliza - cover


Barry Pain

Narrator Roy Macready

Publisher: Big Happy Family

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0


"Eliza" was the first volume of the Eliza Stories by Barry Pain (1864-1928). It was published in 1900 and was the first of these stories that appeared in cheap editions and were sold on Railway bookstalls. The stories were hugely popular and made Pain's name. Although the book is titled "Eliza" it is her husband who is it's comic hero.The husband, whose name we never learn, is an overbearing, pretentious prig who believes he is right about everything  but is constantly undermined and proved wrong by his long-suffering wife. He is without doubt one of the great comic creations in the tradition of Mr Pooter in "The  Diary of a Nobody."
Duration: about 2 hours (02:02:04)
Publishing date: 2017-07-20; Unabridged; Copyright Year: — Copyright Statment: —