Jessie Pope

Jessie Pope

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Jessie Pope (18 March 1868 - 14 December 1941) was an English poet, writer and journalist, who remains best known for her patriotic motivational poems published during World War I.Minds at War'" the Poetry and Experience of the First world War', David Roberts, Saxon Bmmmmooks, 1996, ISBN 0952896907 Wilfred Owen directed his poem Dulce et Decorum Est at Pope, whose literary reputation has faded into relative obscurity as the works of war poets such as Owen and Siegfried Sassoon has grown.

Early career

Born in Leicester, she was educated at North London Collegiate School. She was a regular contributor to Punch, The Daily Mail and The Daily Express, also writing for Vanity Fair,Songs of Good Fighting, Eugene Richard White & Harry Persons Taber, Elkin Mathews, 1908 Pall Mall MagazineReviews and magazines, The Times, December 1, 1910 and the Windsor,Reviews and magazines, The Times, May 1, 1912

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A lesser-known literary contribution was Pope's discovery of Robert Noonan's novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, when his daughter mentioned the manuscript to her after his death. Pope recommended it to her publisher, who commissioned her to abridge it before publication. This, a partial bowdlerization, moulded it to a standard working-class tragedy while...
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