Chester Bailey Fernald


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(1869–1938), born in Boston, lived in San Francisco (1889–93), where he obtained the material for his best-known books, The Cat and the Cherub (1896) and Chinatown Stories (1899), both collections of stories about the city's Chinese quarter. Under the Jack-Staff (1903) contains dramatic tales of life at sea, based on Fernald's travels in Alaska, Europe, and the Orient. After 1907 he lived in England, where he became known as a dramatist.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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