Montague, Charles Edward,
1867-1928, English journalist and author, b. London. He joined the staff of the Manchester Guardian
in 1890, remaining until his retirement in 1925 except for service (1914-19) in World War I, as a private and later as an intelligence officer. His war experience is reflected in his antiwar essays and novels. Among his best-known novels are Disenchantment
(1922), Rough Justice
(1926), and Right off the Map
(1927). His literary criticism, especially A Writer's Notes on His Trade
(1930, repr. 1969), is also valuable.
See the biography by O. Elton (1929).
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