571. Wessex Tales – Thomas Hardy
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Wessex Tales is an 1888 collection of tales written by English novelist Thomas Hardy.
Wessex Tales contains five stories (“The Three Strangers”, “The Withered Arm”, “Fellow-Townsmen”, “Interlopers at the Knap”, and “The Distracted Preacher”)
In these stories, Hardy writes of the true nature of nineteenth-century marriage and its inherent restrictions, the disparities created by the role of class status in determining societal rank, the stance of women in society and the severity of even minor diseases causing the rapid onset of fatal symptoms prior to the introduction of sufficient medicinal practices. A focal point of all the short stories is that of social constraints acting to diminish one’s contentment in life, necessitating unwanted marriages, repression of true emotion and succumbing to melancholia due to constriction within the confines of 19th-century perceived normalcy.