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).