There are, it is true, at present no great prizes in literature such as are offered by the learned professions, but there are quite as many small ones – competences; while, on the other hand, it is not so much of a lottery.
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|Birth:||28th February, 1830|
|Death:||25th March, 1898|
James Payn was born in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England. He was an English editor and novelist. Among the periodicals he edited were Chambers's Journal in Edinburgh and the Cornhill Magazine in London. He educated at Eton College, Trinity College, Cambridge, and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He wrote several novels include: Bred in the Bone, Canon's Ward, Lights and Shadows of London Life, Halves, and Mirk Abbey.
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