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Rath, E J

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

Joint pseudonym of authors Chauncey Corey Brainerd (1874-1922) and Edith Rathbone Jacobs Brainerd (1885-1922), a married couple who died simultaneously when the Knickerbocker Theatre roof collapsed onto them. In the Near Future The Sixth Speed (1910) a disgruntled inventor applies his Invention – a yacht capable of carrying a substantial cargo at 120mph indefinitely – to piracy on the high seas, but is eventually dissuaded from this course. "A Flight to Freedom" (May 1912 Munsey's Magazine) features a Pax Aeronautica world dominated by the rich; but the hero goes to ground in an untenanted forest, and lives the good life there. [JC]

Chauncey Corey Brainerd

born New York: 16 April 1874

died Washington, District of Columbia: 28 January 1922

Edith Rathbone Jacobs Brainerd

born Washington, District of Columbia: April 1885

died Washington, District of Columbia: 28 January 1922


  • The Sixth Speed (New York: Moffat Yard and Company, 1910) [illus/C Weber-Ditzler: hb/]


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