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The Pilgrim's Progress

The Pilgrim’s Progress

Authors : John Bunyan
Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
Publication Date : 1996
ISBN-13 : 9781853264689
ISBN-10 : 1853264687
Page : 272 Pages
User Reviews : 14
Bestsellers Rank : 4.5
Categories : Fiction
Language : en

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Summary The Pilgrim’s Progress

With an Introduction by Professor Stuart Sim. John Bunyan was variously a tinker, soldier, Baptist minister, prisoner and writer of outstanding narrative genius which reached its apotheosis in this, his greatest work. It is an allegory of the Christian life of true brilliance and is presented as a dream which describes the pilgrimage of the hero – Christian – from the City of Destruction via the Slough of Despond, the Hill of Difficulty, the Valley of the Shadow of Death and Vanity Fair over the River of the Water of Life and into the Celestial City. ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ has been translated into 108 languages, was a favourite of Dr Johnson and was praised by Coleridge as one of the few books which might be read repeatedly and each time with a new and different pleasure. AUTHOR: The father of John Bunyan (1628-1688) was a tinker, a mender of pots. John served as an officer at Newport Pagnell garrison 1644-1647 as the civil was ending its first stage. In 1650 he married and in January of 1661 he was incarcerated for the crimes of “pertinaciously abstaining” from attending mandatory Anglican church services and preaching at “unlawful meetings”. It was during this time that he conceived his allegorical novel: ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’. As he was riding to London from Reading to resolve a disagreement between a father and a son, he caught a cold and developed a fever. He died at the house of his friend, John Strudwick, a grocer and chandler on Snow Hill in Holborn Bridge on 31 August 1688.

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