Other Literary Forms
William Inge was fundamentally a dramatist. Atlantic/Little, Brown published two of his novels, Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1970) and My Son Is a Splendid Driver (1971). Bantam published his earlier scenario for Splendor in the Grass (1961). The manuscript of his final novel, “The Boy from the Circus,” was found on a table in his living room after his suicide. The manuscript had been rejected by a New York publisher and returned to him; he had not opened the envelope containing it. His two published novels and his first screenplay are set in Kansas and are populated by the same sort of lonely, frustrated people found in his major dramas.