The Pilgrim's Progress (Dover Thrift Editions)
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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 10th 2003
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 324
Edition language: English
Bunyan leaves nothing to the imagination. All the characters that "Christian" meet on his journey to the Celestial Kingdom are named so you know who they are (Mr. Atheist, Piety, Faith,...., and towns are named Destruction, Vanity Faire and so on). It is an easy book to read and follow. "Man is ...
Well, I will have to thank the Classics of the Western Canon discussion group for selecting Pilgrim's Progess for this month's read because otherwise it would have continued to sit on my shelf until such a time as I got around to reading it. Okay, I probably don't follow the readings of many of thes...
If you want to ultimate example of allegory, this is it. Christian leaves his home in the City of Destruction to journey to the Celestial City. Evangelist helps him and he has companions like Faithful and Hopeful. The meaning of this book is not exactly hidden from the reader. If you aren't re...
bookshelves: philosophy, re-read, fraudio, play-dramatisation, fantasy, britain-england, published-1678, winter20092010, earlymodern16c-18c Read in December, 2009 Re-Read details: The epic adventures of Christian and his perilous journey to the Celestial City. John Bunyan dramatisation with Anto...
I read this as a teenager, because it was on the Catholic Church's 'forbidden' list. I loved it, it's humor & tongue-in-check take on things is what I remember the most.