Tess, From A Societal Viewpoint

 I recently re-read one of my favourite books.  As I sit at my desk today, savouring my coffee, I am reflecting on this beautiful book.  It is one of Thomas Hardy’s (1840 – 1928) best loved works; ‘Tess of the d’Urbevilles’.  This story’s main protagonist is a young woman called Tess Durbeyfield who, following a…