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The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by  John BUNYAN - Hardcover - 1816 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books (SKU: 11232)

The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come

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The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come

by BUNYAN, John

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1816 John Bunyan Pilgrim's Progress Illustrated Demons Allegory English Calvinsm

"What God says is best, is best, though all the men in the world are against it."

― John Bunyan, The Pilgrims Progress

John Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress" is one of the most important theological works ever written. Thought to be first printed in 1678, Bunyan began writing this story while in prison for his violations of the Conventicle Act, which prevent holding religious services outside the establishment of the Church of England. It is known that while Bunyan was in prison, his only companions were the Bible and Foxe's "Book of Martyrs" – thus, the two literary giants in his jail cell certainly influenced the writing of "Pilgrim's Progress." A Quaker, by the name of Granger, visited Bunyan in prison and says of him:

"Bunyan, who had been mentioned among the least and lowest of our writers, and even ridiculed as a driveller by those who had never read him, deserves a much higher rank than is commonly imagined. His 'Pilgrim's Progress' gives us a clear and distinct idea of Calvinistic divinity."

Allibone calls this book,

"the best-known uninspired allegory which has been composed by the wit of man."

Item number: #11232

Price: $499

BUNYAN, John

The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come

London: Rich. Evans, 1816.


Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages

o xvi, 440

o 10 engraved plates

· Reference: Lowndes 312; Allibone I, 284

· Language: English

· Binding: Leather; tight & secure

· Size: ~8.75in X 5.25in (22cm x 13.5cm)

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Synopsis

The Pilgrim’s Progress From This World, To That Which Is To Come, written by writer and preacher John Bunyan while in prison, is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature. In the Christian allegory, the characters function as embodiments of the moral qualities in their names: Christian, Christiana, Great-heart, and Hopeful, to name a few.

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11232
Title
The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come
Author
BUNYAN, John
Format/binding
Leather; tight & secure
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
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Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Rich. Evans
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1816
Keywords
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