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1884 Pilgrims Progress and Holy War, With Notes : John Bunyan : Illustrated

1884 Pilgrims Progress and Holy War, With Notes : John Bunyan : Illustrated

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Pilgrims Progress and Holy War, With Notes

By John Bunyan

Published by Walter Scott, London, 1884. Hardback with pictorial cloth binding in black and gilt. Gilt to all page edges. 355 pages. Illustrated.

A good antique copy. The cloth binding is good with no tears or damage. All contents present and pages good throughout. Front endpaper a little grubby. Overall a good illustrated copy in a handsome binding.

The Pilgrim's Progress is a 1678 Christian allegory written by John Bunyan. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious, theological fiction in English literature. It has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print. It has also been cited as the first novel written in English.

Bunyan began his work while in the Bedfordshire county prison for violations of the Conventicle Act of 1664, which prohibited the holding of religious services outside the auspices of the established Church of England. Early Bunyan scholars such as John Brown believed The Pilgrim's Progress was begun in Bunyan's second, shorter imprisonment for six months in 1675, but more recent scholars such as Roger Sharrock believe that it was begun during Bunyan's initial, more lengthy imprisonment from 1660 to 1672 right after he had written his spiritual autobiography Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners.

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