William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an author, editor, and critic. Although he wrote over a hundred books in various genres, including novels, poems, plays, memoirs, and travel narratives, Howells is best known today for his realistic fiction.
First published in 1882 and inspired by a performance of Medea, A Modern Instance is one of the best books of the American realism genre. Centered on the theme of divorce, the story depicts the failing of what could have been a happy marriage. How can industrial enterprise and modern-day greed affect love?
A classic example of Howells' simply excellent style, this book is a real treasure! Do you want to dive deep into the stirring events of A Modern Instance? Then download the book and enjoy the reading!