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Fors Clavigera

Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain

John Ruskin
Edited by Dinah Birch


Fors Clavigera (1871-1884), Ruskin's serial 'Letters to the Workmen of Great Britain', is his most controversial and personal text. 'I neither wish to please, nor displease you; but to provoke you to think', Ruskin told his readers.

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Dinah Birch is Fellow and Tutor in English at Trinity College, Oxford


An accurate representation of a very difficult and controversial text
This is a welcome selection from one of John Ruskin's least-known works, a series of "Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain", published monthly from January 1871 to December 1884...[Dinah Birch's] introduction is a model of clarity, and she provides essential notes giving historical, literary and biographical information.
- Rosemary Ashton

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