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.
About the Author
John Bunyan (1628-88) was an English preacher and writer who wrote over sixty books and tracts. Bunyan was a Reformed Baptist, and his religious beliefs led to his persecution during the Restoration. While imprisoned Bunyan wrote the spiritual allegory, The Pilgrim's Progress, which quickly became one of the foundational texts of Protestant thought.
'[The] great merit of the [The Pilgrim's Progress is] that the most cultivated man cannot find anything to praise more highly, and the child knows nothing more amusing.' Samuel Johnson
Series: Collins Classics
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 3rd January 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.1 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.2