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Sidney McCall
American novelist and poet

Sidney McCall

Sidney McCall
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Quick Facts

Intro American novelist and poet
A.K.A. Mary McNeill Fenollosa
Was Writer
From United States of America
Field Literature
Gender female
Birth 8 March 1865, Wilcox County, USA
Death 11 January 1954 (aged 88 years)
Star sign Pisces
Spouse: Ernest Fenollosa
Notable Works
The Breath of the Gods  
The Dragon Painter  
The details (from wikipedia)


Sidney McCall (8 March 1865—11 January 1954), born Mary McNeill, later Mary McNeil Fenollosa, was an American novelist and poet. Several of her novels became films.

Early life

McCall was born Mary McNeill (later dropping one of the l's) in Wilcox County, Alabama, to William Stoddard McNeill, a Confederate Army lieutenant from Mobile, Alabama, and Laura Sibley. McCall was the oldest of five children.


The Breath of the Gods is based on her novel of the same name. The Eternal Mother, a lost 1917 silent film, is based on her Red Horse Hill. The Dragon Painter (1919) is based on her novel The Dragon Painter.

Selected works

  • Out of the Nest: A Flight of Verses (1899) poetry, under her own name
  • Truth Dexter (1901) novel, as Sidney McCall
  • Hiroshige, the Artist of Mist, Snow and Rain (1901) essay, under her own name
  • The breath of the gods : a Japanese romance of to-day (1905), as Sidney McCall
  • The Dragon Painter (1906) under her own name
  • Red Horse Hill (1909) novel, as Sidney McCall
  • Foreword to Epochs of Chinese and Japanese Art: An Outline History of East Asiatic Design (1912) by Ernest Fenollosa
  • Blossoms from a Japanese Garden: A Book of Child-Verses , (1913) poetry, under her own name
  • The Strange Woman (1914) novel, as Sidney McCall
  • Ariadne of Allan Water (1914) novel, as Sidney McCall
  • The Stirrup Latch (1915) novel, as Sidney McCall
  • Sunshine Beggars (1918) novel, as Sidney McCall
  • Christopher Laird (1919) novel, as Sidney McCall

Mary Fenollosa was also responsible for the posthumous completion, checking and publication of her late husband's magnum opus.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 26 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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