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Howells was an American realist author. He wrote for various magazines including "Atlantic Monthly" and "Harper's Magazine". His career blossomed after the publication of his first realist novel, "A Modern Instance". "The Kentons" begins: The Kentons were not rich, but they were certainly richer than the average, in the pleasant country town of the Middle West, where they had spent nearly their whole married life. As their circumstances had grown easier, they had mellowed more and more in the keeping of their comfortable home, until they hated to leave it even for the short outings, which their children made them take, to Niagara or the Upper Lakes in the hot weather.