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The Pilgrim's Progress (Collins Classics)
     

The Pilgrim's Progress (Collins Classics)

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by John Bunyan
 

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HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS, John Bunyan’s masterful religious allegory, narrates the journey of an everyman hero, Christian, as he attempts to navigate the trials and tribulations of this world, the City of Destruction, on the path towards paradise, the Celestial City.

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HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS, John Bunyan’s masterful religious allegory, narrates the journey of an everyman hero, Christian, as he attempts to navigate the trials and tribulations of this world, the City of Destruction, on the path towards paradise, the Celestial City. Though weighed down by the burden of original sin, Christian overcomes the distractions of the world, moving past the Slough of Despond, the Hill of Difficulty and the Valley of the Shadow of Death, while simultaneously resisting the temptations of the Worldy Wise, the Vain and the Ignorant. The product of a lifetime of religious work and thought, Bunyan’s virtuosic narrative fundamentally altered Protestant belief, and remains one of the most important and influential works in the English language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007502684
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/03/2013
Series:
Collins Classics
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
705,528
File size:
826 KB

Meet 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.

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The Pilgrim's Progress 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 78 reviews.
Beasliffe More than 1 year ago
The book is excellent, but the folks at B&N should be embarrassed to offer this badly scanned nook book edition. Notes and marginal comments appear in-line in the same font as the text and interrupt the flow of reading. Words are sometimes split randomly or shift in their middle between plain and italic. Words that should be bolded aren't. Poetry is set as prose at random. Apostrophes are mis-scanned as question marks. Apparently no one bothered to proofread the scan results. The editorial notes also detract from the text on which they are supposed to comment. since they are often trivial and sometimes plain wrong. This is truly a sorry transfer from text to ebook and unworthy of Bunyan's masterpiece.
Jess_MacCallum More than 1 year ago
There is a reason this book has not been out of print since it was first published in the late 1670s. It remains relevant. One of the most insightful and honest descriptions of the Christian Life, far better than modern writers can even come close. It is the quintessential Christian allegory, ahead even of Chronicles of Narnia. Brilliant insights, life-changing.
John McAllister More than 1 year ago
Though an exhilirating tale of adventure and grandiose excitement if epic proportions it is still so much more than that. NEVER a substitute for the Word of God, but a wonderful contemporary study guide piece that every christian should read and will enjoy when presented with the opportunity!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It seems a lot of the footnotes, etc., get jumbled in with the text. It's frustrating to navigate.
BigBobHev More than 1 year ago
This is a great read of an allegory about a man's travelling the path of life being akin to a man's attempt at travelling the path to religious redemption. The writing style is, of course, heroic-epic; and, the author does an admirable job at staying true to the character and the plot. I recommend it to anyone whom appreciates epic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book contains a very detailed table of contents, and a different formatting of the inline references (which makes it easier to read than most other versions of this book that I've seen). Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wrong book here! This is some other kind of allegory or story--not anything Bunyan would have liked.   Seems a Catholic kind of tale.  It is a scam, as it is NOT Pilgrim's Progress on the inside.   Please correct the title and description of it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pilgrim's Progress is a wonderful allegory of our Christian walk. It is so wonderfully written, despite the fact that John Bunyan only had an eigth grade education. I love how Scripture is continually intertwined with the characters' dialouge. I also enjoyed the story of Christiana who later falls in her husband's footsteps.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is inspirational and makes me think about my relationship with Christ, but it is a very long, drawn out book and, as a ninth grader, is difficult to always understand. The book is about Christian, as he travels along the narrow road to the Celestial City. It applies all that is said in the Bible about how we should act as we live life and face struggles.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book get 5 stars right off the back. the only set back is reading the old english. basically this book is about Christian going on an adventure to the celestial city, and runs into fearsome dangers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very touching and inspirational. The trials of life can be challenging however, faith, hope, and love can lead us towards the kingdom of God to heaven. A wonderful book.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Makes you think and the movie is great also
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not The Pilgrim's Progress! Do not waste your money
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first the story seemed pointless and then as I conntinued, it became clear that the story is intended to show the way to a sinless state of mind in order to achieve life everlasting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A masterpiece. I read it about once a year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A classic that opens up people miind on what it might be like wen you have two patss to choose from. I realy like this story because it gives you an idea whht it would belike if you went down the wrong path, as well as right path too.
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The table of contents works well and there are footnotes to obscure words that work good well too. Cant believe its free.
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Fantastic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased the ebook version of this book and was greatly pleased. This version is much clearer than the "public domain" version that is available for free. As for the book, it truly is a classic and I enjoyed it immensely. Christians will find it particularly useful but nonchristians can enjoy it as well.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a former Catholic I read this book (modern English children's version) for a VBS missionary story time and it turned on the light bulb of salvation. I love this old English version as it keeps true to the time period in which it was written. I visualize the scenes so vividly. It's an awesome book to share with a new Christian.