The Pilgrim's Progress (Oxford World's Classics Series) / Edition 2by John Bunyan, W. R. Owens, W.R. Owens
Pub. Date: 10/28/2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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.
Table of Contents
|List of Illustrations||xi|
|Note on the Text||xxxix|
|Chronology of Bunyan's Life and Times||1|
|The Pilgrim's Progress: The First Part||1|
|The Pilgrim's Progress: The Second Part||157|
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