July 7, 2009
July 7, 2009
In an allegorical account of one man's spiritual quest, the pilgrim Christian undertakes the dangerous journey to the Celestial City, experiencing physical and spiritual obstacles, including the Slough of Despond and Doubting Castle, along the way.
Bunyan's allegory uses the everyday world of common experience as a metaphor for the spiritual journey of the soul toward God. The hero, Christian, encounters many obstacles in his quest: the Valley of the Shadow of Death, Vanity Fair, Doubting Castle, the Wicket Gate, as well as those who tempt him from his path (e.g., Talkative, Mr. Worldly Wiseman, the Giant Despair). But in the end he reaches Beulah Land, where he awaits the crossing of the river of death and his entry into the heavenly city. "Pilgrim's Progress" was enormously influential not only as a best-selling inspirational tract in the late 17th century, but as an ancestor of the 18th-century English novel, and many of its themes and ideas have entered permanently into Western culture.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Religion + Beliefs, Religious / Christian, General, Literary
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Religious / Christian, Classics, Literary, General, Religion + Beliefs, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- Language: English
- Author: John Bunyan
- Online Item #: 11538362
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-6348
- ISBN: 9780451531292
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported