The Pilgrim's Progress (Oxford World's Classics Series) / Edition 2

The Pilgrim's Progress (Oxford World's Classics Series) / Edition 2

by John Bunyan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0192803611

ISBN-13: 9780192803610

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192803610
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsxi
Introductionxiii
Note on the Textxxxix
Select Bibliographyxliv
Chronology of Bunyan's Life and Times1
The Pilgrim's Progress: The First Part1
The Pilgrim's Progress: The Second Part157
Explanatory Notes291
Glossary320
Index325

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