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The Pilgrim's Progress (original 1678; edition 1964)

by John Bunyan, F.R. Leavis (Afterword)

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Title:The Pilgrim's Progress
Authors:John Bunyan
Other authors:F.R. Leavis (Afterword)
Info:Signet Classics (1964), Paperback, 304 pages
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The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1678)

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Complete and Unaaaabridged
  TMBClibrary | Apr 8, 2014 |
This is a very shortened version designed for children, originally done in the 19th century but republished in 1939 with illustrations by Robert Lawson, the author/illustrator of Rabbit Hill, Smeller Wilson etc. which I enjoyed when young. I enjoyed his illustrations for this too, but always felt I should read the original. When I did, I decided that (at least as an adult), I really admired the dialogue more than the symbolic adventures which this version emphasized. ( )
  antiquary | Dec 29, 2013 |
Didn't read all of it just parts ( the Nicholas / Smike parts mostly ) ( )
  BakuDreamer | Sep 7, 2013 |
The book is composed of two stories. The story of the pilgrimage of Christian is followed by a story of his wife Christiana's pilgrimage with her children. The story has similarities to that of paradise lost. Bunyan's story is tedious and boring. I cannot recommend the book to anyone but the fanatic. ( )
  GlennBell | Sep 6, 2013 |
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  pastorroy | Aug 20, 2013 |
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John Bunyanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chesterton, G. K.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Froude, James Anthonysecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harrison, G.B.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hazelbaker, L. Edwardsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Maguire, RobertNotessecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Robertson, PatForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sharrock, RogerEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Southey, Robertsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Witherspoon, Alexander M.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wumkes, G. A.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I have used similitudes. Hosea xii.10
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As I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where was a den, and I laid me down in that place to sleep; and, as I slept, I dreamed a dream.
(Introduction to the Penguin edition by Roger Sharrock) -- The Pilgrim's Progress is a book which in the three hundred years of its existence has crossed most of the barriers of race and culture that usually serve to limit the communicative power of a classic.
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And all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side.
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One of the most powerful dramas of Christian faith ever written, this captivating allegory of man's religious journey in search of salvation follows the pilgrim as he travels an obstacle-filled road to the Celestial City. An enormously influential 17th-century classic, universally known for its simplicity, vigor, and beauty of language.

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A religious allegory which follows the trials and tribulations of Christian as he journeys to the Celestial City.

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