Sidney McCall

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Sidney McCall (8 March 1865 1879—11 January 1954), born Mary McNeill Fenollosa, was an American novelist and poet. Several of her novels became films.

Early life[edit]

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.

Films[edit]

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.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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 Fellennosa was also responsible for the posthumous completion, checking and publication of her late husband's magnum opus.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  • Encyclopaedia of Alabama
  • * Delaney, Caldwell. "Mary McNeil Fenollosa, An Alabama Woman of Letters." Alabama Review 16.3 (1965): 163-173.