Other Literary Forms

(Critical Edition of Dramatic Literature)

St. John Ervine was the author of several novels that were highly regarded in their day. His novels, such as Mrs. Martin’s Man (1914) and The Foolish Lovers (1920), display the same strengths as the best of his plays—realism and clarity of design and structure. Ervine also wrote abrasive and controversial drama criticism for several newspapers. Finally, he was the author of several opinionated biographies of literary and public figures, including Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw.