The Pilgrim's Progress

The Pilgrim's Progress

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"'As I walk'd through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place, where was a Denn; And I laid me down in that place to sleep: And as I slept I dreamed a Dream.'" "So begins one of the best-loved and most widely read books in English literature. An acknowledged classic of the heroic Puritan tradition, and a founding text in the development of the English novel, The Pilgrim's Progress has inspired readers for over three centuries. The story of Christian, whose pilgrimage takes him through the Slough of Despond, Vanity Fair, and the Delectable Mountains, is full of danger and adventure. Together with his trusty companions, Faithful and Hopeful, he encounters many enemies before finally arriving at the Celestial City." "Bunyan's own experience of religious persecution informs his story, but its qualities of psychological realism, and the beauty and simplicity of his prose, give the book universal appeal. This edition includes the illustrations that appeared with the book in Bunyan's lifetime, giving a sense of its impact on contemporary readers."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Oxford [England] ;, New York :, Oxford University Press,, 2009.
Edition: New edition.
ISBN: 9780199538133
0199538131
Branch Call Number: FIC BUNY
Characteristics: lvi, 333 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Owens, W. R.

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VV17
Jan 18, 2016

This is one of the best literary stories of all time! John Bunyan did an excellent job using the literary technique of allegory. This book has spiritual insights to help encourage and teach the reader. The plot is very engaging and the reader will enjoy the characters, especially Christian. This is a must read!

cornbread328 Jun 12, 2014

Excellent use of Allegory!

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AcyYua
Feb 22, 2010

I've always found this story inspiring. The English takes some getting use to at first but if you work through the first few sections you'll start picking up on the rhythm of the words.

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