Extended Audio Sample

Download A Modern Instance Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample A Modern Instance (Unabridged) Audiobook, by William Dean Howells
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (119 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Dean Howells Narrator: Flo Gibson Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 2 votes

The turbulent marriage of philanderer, opportunist, and dishonest journalist Bartley Hubbard and naive, possessive Mary Gaylord ends in divorce. At the time of its publication, this socially realistic novel was considered daring for its handling of the divorce question. Download and start listening now!

BK_ADBK_000061

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 4/26/2013

    " This old-fashioned style of American Realism is probably not for everyone, but I loved this story of "love", abandonment, and divorce during the end of the 1800's. I was definitely born too late. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haley | 12/2/2012

    " Love it! Wonderful look at a marriage gone wrong. Ruins all those ideas that divorce is something our modern society struggles with.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 10/26/2012

    " The best book with no plot or purpose ever! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 4/2/2012

    " I read this for a Literature class that I took at Snow College. If I remember correctly, I liked it. It's been awhile. I probably aught to read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie Moore | 12/8/2011

    " One of the lesser-read American novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noah | 11/19/2011

    " I liked the dynamic of the love triangle but, like every book by Howells that I have read, the characters are unbelievably dramatic about everything that happens to them. I thought this was supposed to be realistic, but then again, maybe I don't really know what "American realism" is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haley | 11/30/2010

    " Love it! Wonderful look at a marriage gone wrong. Ruins all those ideas that divorce is something our modern society struggles with.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 2/9/2008

    " I read this for a Literature class that I took at Snow College. If I remember correctly, I liked it. It's been awhile. I probably aught to read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 6/25/2007

    " The best book with no plot or purpose ever! "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author William Dean Howells

William Dean Howells (1837–1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. Nicknamed “the Dean of American Letters,” he was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own writings, including the Christmas story “Christmas Every Day” and the novel The Rise of Silas Lapham. He is known as the father of American realism. In 1915, he was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction.