None but the Brave, continued

Some more “interesting” information about the None But the Brave Cocktail.

The use of Jamaica Ginger makes it seem like a prohibition era drink to me.

A google book search turns up that a book titled “None but the brave” was published in 1902, written by Joseph Hamblen Sears.

“An exciting tale of adventure and a charming story of love turning upon the attempt to capture Benedict Arnold after he has betrayed his country and escaped to the enemy, then in possession of New York City. It opens with the rescue of the heroine by means of a forced marriage and after many exciting episodes closes with a voluntary repetition of the ceremony.  In the working out of the plot, social life in New York under the British contrasts vividly with the horrors endured by American prisoners in the old Sugar House Prison.”

Oddly, according to the title page, the book is, “Copyright, 1901, by Frank A. Munsey, as ‘In the Shadow of War.'”  I wonder if that is the same Frank A. Munsey who is often cited as publishing the first pulp magazine, “The Argosy”?

In 1926, Arthur Schnitzler‘s “Lietenant Gustl” was originally published in English as “None But the Brave”.  According to the ABE Books Summary:

Originally translated as None But the Brave in 1926, Lieutenant Gustl is one of the great Austrian writer Arthur Schnitzler’s most acclaimed novels. Written entirely in the form of an interior monologue, the novel recounts the moment-to-moment experiences of a swaggering Austrian military man. In a cloakroom after a concert, Gustl gets into an argument with a baker who, reacting to Gustl’s rudeness, grabs his sword and orders him to have a little patience. Convinced he has been completely dishonored, Gustl ponders suicide and wanders through Vienna wishing for the baker’s death. When he learns that the baker has, in fact, died that evening from a stroke, he immediately returns to his aggressive and hateful nature, and relishes a duel he had entered into days before. A tour-de-force of modernist point-of-view, Lieutenant Gustl is highly critical of Austria’s militarism, and resulted in anti-Semitic attacks on Schnitzler when it was first published in 1901. But Schnitzler’s influence was enormous; James Joyce is said to have been influenced by this book in the writing of Ulysses.

Actually, that second book sounds kind of cool!

2 thoughts on “None but the Brave, continued

  1. The novels you mention are referring to verses gtom John Dryden’s St Cecelia’s Day Ode:
    “None but the brave deserve the fair.” That is late 17th Century but the way it is used in the poem makes one think it was a commonplace saying even then. At any rate, the name of this one isn’t going to give you any clue as to when it became popular.

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