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A Modern Instance (Penguin American Library)

ISBN13: 9780140390278
ISBN: 0140390278
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $16.0
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published Date:
Pages: 496
Average Goodreads rating: 3.58/5 (327 ratings)

A Modern Instance is a realistic novel written by William Dean Howells, and published in 1882 by J. R. Osgood & Co. The novel is about the deterioration of a once loving marriage under the influence of capitalistic greed. It is the first American novel by a canonical author to seriously consider divorce as a realistic outcome of marriage.