"Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain"

Title"Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain"
Year for Search1871
AuthorsRuskin, John(1819-1900)
Secondary AuthorsCook, E[dward] T[yas], and Wedderburn, Alexander
Tertiary AuthorsCook, E. T.
Secondary TitleThe Works of John Ruskin
Volume / Edition39 vols.
Date Published1871-84
PublisherGeorge Allen
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Includes throughout the series, but particularly in Letters LVII and LVIII, a proposal for the Guild of St. George, which will provide land for workers. Other works of Ruskin have been included in lists of utopias, particularly Unto This Last”: Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy. London: Smith, Elder, 1862, originally published as “‘Unto This Last.’–I. The Roots of Honour;” “‘Unto This Last.’–II. The Veins of Wealth; “‘Unto This Last.’–III. Qui Judicatis Terram; and “‘Unto This Last.’–IV. Ad Valorem.” Cornhill Magazine 2.8-11 (August - November 1860): 155-66, 278-86, 407-18, 543-64. There is a utopianism in much of Ruskin’s thought, and various intentional communities were founded on the basis of Ruskin’s ideas but without his participation.

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Fors Clavigera is in vols. 27 - 29 (1907). Vol. 27 contains letters 1-36; Vol. 28 contains letters 37-72; and Vol. 28 contains letters 73-96. The letters were originally published separately and collected into volumes as follows: 1-12 (1871) Vol. 1; 13-24 (1872) Vol. 2; 25-36 (1873) Vol. 3; 37-48 (1874) Vol. 4; 49-60 (1875) Vol. 5; 61-72 (1876) Vol. 6; 73-84 (1877) Vol. 7; 85-96 (1878-84) Vol. 8 described as new series]; 85-87 (1878); 88-89 (1880); 90-93 (1884); 94-96 (1884); 85-90 issued as ns 1-6; 91-96 as ns 7-12. New ed. 4 vols. London: George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, 1896. Second Small. ed. 4 vols. London: George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, 1899-190?. Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain. Ed. Dinah Birch. The Whitehouse Edition of John Ruskin. Edinburgh, Scot.: Edinburgh University Press, 2000 is an edited selection from the letters.

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Other works of Ruskin have been included in lists of utopias, particularly Unto This Last”: Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy. London: Smith, Elder, 1862, originally published as “‘Unto This Last.’–I. The Roots of Honour;” “‘Unto This Last.’–II. The Veins of Wealth; “‘Unto This Last.’–III. Qui Judicatis Terram; and “‘Unto This Last.’–IV. Ad Valorem.” Cornhill Magazine 2.8-11 (August - November 1860): 155-66, 278-86, 407-18, 543-64. There is a utopianism in much of Ruskin’s thought. Various communal experiments were founded on the basis of Ruskin’s ideas but without his participation.

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1871-84 Ruskin, John (1819-1900). Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain. In The Works of John Ruskin. Library ed. Ed. E[dward] T[yas] Cook and Alexander Wedderburn. 39 vols. London: George Allen, 1903-12. Fors Clavigera is in vols. 27 - 29 (1907). Vol. 27 contains letters 1-36; Vol. 28 contains letters 37-72; and Vol. 28 contains letters 73-96. The letters were originally published separately and collected into volumes as follows: 1-12 (1871) Vol. 1; 13-24 (1872) Vol. 2; 25-36 (1873) Vol. 3; 37-48 (1874) Vol. 4; 49-60 (1875) Vol. 5; 61-72 (1876) Vol. 6; 73-84 (1877) Vol. 7; 85-96 (1878-84) Vol. 8 described as new series]; 85-87 (1878); 88-89 (1880); 90-93 (1884); 94-96 (1884); 85-90 issued as ns 1-6; 91-96 as ns 7-12. New ed. 4 vols. London: George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, 1896. Second Small. ed. 4 vols. London: George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, 1899-190?. Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain. Ed. Dinah Birch. The Whitehouse Edition of John Ruskin. Edinburgh, Scot.: Edinburgh University Press, 2000 is an edited selection from the letters. VUW

Includes throughout the series, but particularly in Letters LVII and LVIII, a proposal for the Guild of St. George, which will provide land for workers. Other works of Ruskin have been included in lists of utopias, particularly Unto This Last”: Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy. London: Smith, Elder, 1862, originally published as “‘Unto This Last.’–I. The Roots of Honour;” “‘Unto This Last.’–II. The Veins of Wealth; “‘Unto This Last.’–III. Qui Judicatis Terram; and “‘Unto This Last.’–IV. Ad Valorem.” Cornhill Magazine 2.8-11 (August - November 1860): 155-66, 278-86, 407-18, 543-64. There is a utopianism in much of Ruskin’s thought, and various intentional communities were founded on the basis of Ruskin’s ideas but without his participation.