The Pilgrim's Progress

The Pilgrim's Progress

Book - 2002
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A nearly flawless work of art, The Pilgrim's Progress is a masterpiece of religious allegory transformed into intense drama. Its style is an unsurpassed evocation of the power of plain English prose. The characters who appear on its pages are superbly individualized, indelibly alive, and as memorable as the landmarks on Christian's perilous journey toward salvation- the Slough of Despond and the Delectable Mountains, Doubting Castle and the House Beautiful, Vanity Fair and the Celestial City. The author's religious faith, pure and ever present, serves to imbue the immediacy of his narrative with added dimension; the result belongs to the highest realm of literature, a continuously compelling tale framed in an unwavering vision of eternity. As F. R. Leavis writes- " T here was only one Bunyan . . . The Pilgrim's Progress stands alone . . . the work of a great creative writer."
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Signet Classic, [2002], 1964.
ISBN: 9780451528339
Branch Call Number: BUNYA
Characteristics: xvii, 302 p. ; 18 cm.


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Jan 18, 2016

This is one of the best literary stories of all time! John Bunyan did an excellent job using the literary technique of allegory. This book has spiritual insights to help encourage and teach the reader. The plot is very engaging and the reader will enjoy the characters, especially Christian. This is a must read!

cornbread328 Jun 12, 2014

Excellent use of Allegory!

Feb 22, 2010

I've always found this story inspiring. The English takes some getting use to at first but if you work through the first few sections you'll start picking up on the rhythm of the words.

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