Fors Clavigera (Volume 1 of 8) / Letters to the workmen and labourers of Great Britain

John Ruskin

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Ruskin was a famous British author, artist and social reformer. The title page lists him as “John Ruskin, L.L.D., Honorary Student Of Christchurch, And Slade Professor Of Fine Art.” This set of works is sometimes called Ruskin’s one-man magazine, with letters dated from 1871 to 1884. Set comprised of 96 letters originally issued as separate publications but subsequently collected into these 8 volumes of 12 letters each. In this series of papers his social philosophy is fully discussed. The writings include autobiographical and biographical tracts, stories and translations, as well as studies in art and botany, etc. Ruskin scholar Dinah Birch calls Fors Clavigera Ruskin’s “most controversial and personal text… disturbing and endlessly fascinating.” With occasional full page plates and in-text illustrations by Ruskin, which Birch says are “essential for the understanding of his argument.” Volume 8 also contains illustrations by the famous British