A Modern Instance
A Modern Instance explores the deterioration of what could
have been an otherwise healthy marriage through industrial enterprise and
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William Dean Howells's A Modern Instance
by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - September 25, 2013
WARNING: This review has spoilers but is hopefully written in such a way that even if you read it thru it won't actually spoil yr enjoyment of reading the novel b/c the review doesn't give you the plot as much as it does my meta-take on the plot.
Ah.. yes, yet-another "too long" review of mine. For the full thing go here: http://www.goodreads.com/story/show/3...
It seems almost inevitable to me tha ...more
The 'adorable' flirting at the beginning had a disturbing taste to it, Bartley holds Marcia's wrists until she acedes to what he wan ...more
In January 1866 James Fields offered him the assistant editor role at the Atlantic Monthly. Howells accepted after successfully negotiating for a higher salary, but was frustrated by Fields's close supervision. Howells was made e ...more