THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS—FROM THIS WORLD,TO THAT WHICH IS TO COME

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Often considered the Best Novel ever written in the English Language.

 

Fun facts about John Bunyan’s classic book (Reference)

1. John Bunyan’s most famous book has a claim to being the first English novel. Others have argued that The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678), Bunyan’s masterpiece, is less a ‘novel’ and more a religious allegory – which it certainly is. Bunyan wrote the book while imprisoned in Bedford gaol (jail) for preaching without a licence and refusing to attend the Anglican church service.

It is also one of the bestselling ‘novels’ of all time. Some estimates put it behind only the Bible in the number of copies it has shifted [sold].  And it was more or less an instant hit, reprinted within the first year of its publication with a third edition following the year after.

Free online reader and audio books

Two Free Audio Versions:

  1. https://ccel.org/ccel/bunyan/pilgrim/mp3
  2. https://archive.org/details/pilgrims_progress_librivox

 

Free PDF, EPUB and Kindle and HTML online books and other versions are here below.

  1. https://ccel.org/ccel/bunyan/pilgrim
  2. https://bunyanministries.org/books/pp_full_text.pdf
  3. https://www.bunyanministries.org/works/vol3/45_pilgrim’s_progress_part_II.pdf

A short introduction:

The 100 best novels: No 1 – The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)

From: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/sep/23/100-best-novels-pilgrims-progress

John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress begins our 100-part list of the best novels written in English. Robert McCrum explains its enduring appeal
Who, when and why – introducing the series
John Bunyan
Detail of the frontispiece of the fourth edition of The Pilgrim’s Progress (1680). Photograph: Alamy

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