(Critical Survey of Literature, Revised Edition)

Although MICHAEL AND HIS LOST ANGEL was not one of Henry Arthur Jones’ most popular plays at the time of its presentation, he himself considered it his most serious and best work. The play, which has become a familiar anthology piece, is the tragic story of a man’s loss of faith in himself, for the death of Audrie Lesden is secondary to the disintegration of Michael Feversham’s own soul. The character development is excellent, accurately portrayed, with deep insight into a minister’s struggle with his own conscience.