It's been in print for over 300 years, but the elements of this classic masterpiece---a pilgrim, a treacherous road, dishonest and truthful guides---haven't lost their relevance. Send your students along with Christian as he faces many trials on his way to the Celestial City. They'll be encouraged at how his journey parallels their own! 384 pages, softcover from Penguin.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 384 Vendor: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.06 (inches) ISBN: 0141439718 ISBN-13: 9780141439716 Availability: In Stock
A new edition of one of the greatest allegorical stories ever written
A masterpiece of the English Puritan tradition, The Pilgrim's Progress is rich in its imaginative power and its vivid and heartfelt language. It recounts the story of Christian, who appears to the author in a dream, and his journey to Heaven through the trials and tribulations of life. He meets many like-minded pilgrims on his way, such as Faithful and Hopeful, but before they attain their goal they encounter the Giant Despair and the River of Death itself. Translated into more than one hundred languages, The Pilgrim's Progress continues to have an immeasurable influence on English literature.
John Bunyan (1628-1688) was a Baptist preacher and the author of more than sixty books and tracts.
Roger Pooley teaches at Keele University in Staffordshire, England, and is a member of the International John Bunyan Society.