A Modern Instance (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

A Modern Instance (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by William Dean Howells
     
 

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An unflinching portrait of an unhappy marriage, A Modern Instance examines a couple’s personal conflicts as the effects of commercial progress and rapid changes in social and religious institutions. Howells’s novel ends with the hero barred by his over-scrupulous conscience from marrying the divorced heroine.

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An unflinching portrait of an unhappy marriage, A Modern Instance examines a couple’s personal conflicts as the effects of commercial progress and rapid changes in social and religious institutions. Howells’s novel ends with the hero barred by his over-scrupulous conscience from marrying the divorced heroine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411440494
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
524
File size:
515 KB

Meet the Author


William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American novelist and critic.  He edited the Atlantic Monthly from 1871-1881, where he championed literary realism and advanced the careers of such important American writers as Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, and Henry James.  His best known novel is The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885).

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