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James Payn (1830–1898)

Payn, James. An English editor and novelist. He was born at Cheltenham, Feb. 28, 1830; died in London, March 25, 1898. From 1858 he edited Chambers’ Journal, and in 1882 became editor of the Cornhill Magazine. His works reach upwards of 100 books, the best known being: ‘Lost Sir Massingberd’; ‘By Proxy’; ‘The Luck of the Darrells’; ‘The Talk of the Town’; ‘Some Literary Recollections’ (1886); and ‘Gleams of Memory’ (autobiographical), 1894.