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Wilfred Owen$
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Guy Cuthbertson

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300153002

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300153002.001.0001

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A Public School Man

A Public School Man

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(p.250) Chapter 13 A Public School Man
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Wilfred Owen
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Guy Cuthbertson

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300153002.003.0014

C. K. Scott Moncrieff became a close friend of Wilfred Owen and an important part in his life. Born in Scotland, Scott was four years older than Owen. One thing Owen and Moncrieff had in common was they were both fans of Alec Waugh’s The Loom of Youth, a best-selling novel about a teenager who adores his school. Like Waugh, Owen was genuinely in love with the public school as a place—a place to escape to in the imagination.

Keywords:   Scott Moncrieff, Wilfred Owen, Alec Waugh, Loom of Youth, public place

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