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Tim Hilton's biography identifies Fors Clavigera as 'Ruskin's masterpiece'. The lack of an accessible edition has obstructed the testing of Hilton's claim. This selected edition of Fors Clavigera is the first since the Library edition completed its 3-volume text long out of print, and now often hard to find in It provides an extensive and carefully chosen selection of the most challenging writing in Fors , including several complete letters and sequences.
Edinburgh University Press Books. My Account Log In. Search: Search. The Edinburgh University Press office is closed. Most staff are working from home. You can get in touch by email. Add to Basket. Add to Wishlist. 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 to December An accurate representation of a very difficult and controversial text.
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At that point in his career, he had become an established intellectual authority with his appointment at Oxford, Ruskin Sr. My honors thesis seeks to examine the major project John Ruskin embarked on to ameliorate the needs of his readers: Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain Here I explore the letters and investigate their form, the assumptions they make regarding reading, and the confusion respecting whether their implied audience matched up with the actual one Ruskin had. Not literally, certainly, but intellectually and imaginatively 1. Skip to main content. Email Facebook Twitter.
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Fors Clavigera was the name given by John Ruskin to a series of letters addressed to British workmen during the s. They were published in the form of pamphlets. The letters formed part of Ruskin's interest in moral intervention in the social issues of the day on the model of his mentor Thomas Carlyle. The phrase "Fors Clavigera" was intended to designate three great powers which form human destiny.