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.
About the Author
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.