Complete- includes both Part 1 and Part 2.
(Go to the Contents or Introduction).
- Part 1 is presented with 35 full-color 19th century illustrations.
- Both Parts 1 and 2 are annotated with the full text of Bunyan's Scripture references.
John Bunyan's dream, written
from a prison cell, has become the most famous allegory in English literature.
Written almost three hundred fifty years ago, this book has been read in prim parlors,
in sophisticated drawing rooms, in royal households, in religion classes, in schoolrooms,
in family worship- and still it is read by all those who, too, would be a pilgrim.
THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS
FROM THIS WORLD TO THAT WHICH IS TO COME;
DELIVERED UNDER THE SIMILTUDE OF A DREAM.
BY JOHN BUNYAN.
Timeline History of "The Pilgrim's Progress"*
- 1675 (at age 47)
John Bunyan wrote "The Pilgrim's Progress" during six months of incarceration.
February 1678 (at age 50)
Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress" published.
1678 (at age 50, approximate)
Bunyan's second edition of "The Pilgrim's Progress" published in the autumn.
1682 (at age 54)
Bunyan's eighth edition of "The Pilgrim's Progress" published with additional last improvements.
1684 (at age 56)
Bunyan's ninth edition of "The Pilgrim's Progress" published.
1684 (at age 56)
John Bunyan published Part Two of "The Pilgrim's Progress".
1685 (at age 57)
Bunyan published tenth edition of "The Pilgrim's Progress".
*Note: At the website "Acacia John Bunyan", see A Timeline Chronicling the Life of John Bunyan--- New Window for more about the events of John Bunyan's life.
Part 1. of this copy has been updated to modern English for the purpose of making it more readable for those like myself.
Author's Apology for his Book - Christian's deplorable condition - Evangelist directs him - Obstinate and Pliable - Slough of Despond - Worldly Wiseman - Mount Sinai - Conversation with Evangelist
The Gate - conversation with Good-Will - the Interpreter's House - Christian entertained - the sights there shown him
Loses his burden at the Cross - Simple, Sloth, Presumption, Formalist, Hypocrisy - hill Difficulty - the Arbor - misses his roll - the palace Beautiful - the lions - talk with Discretion, Piety, Prudence, and Charity - wonders shown to Christian - he is armed
Valley of Humiliation - conflict with Apollyon - Valley of the Shadow of Death - Giants Pope and Pagan
Discourse with Faithful - Talkative and Faithful - Talkative's character
Evangelist overtakes Christian and Faithful - Vanity Fair - the Pilgrims brought to trial - Faithful's martyrdom
Christian and Hopeful - By-ends and his companions - plain of Ease - Lucre-hill - Demas - the River of Life - Vain - Confidence - Giant Despair - the Pilgrims beaten - the Dungeon - the Key of Promise
The Delectable Mountains - entertained by the Shepherds - a by-way to Hell
Christian and Hopeful meet Ignorance - Turn-away - Little-Faith - the Flatterer - the net - chastised by a Shining One - Atheist - Enchanted Ground - Hopeful's account of his conversion - discourse of Christian and Ignorance
Talk of Christian and Hopeful - Temporary - the backslider - the land of Beulah - Christian and Hopeful pass the River - welcome to the Celestial city
Conclusion of Part First
Part 2. Original - not yet modernised
Author's Apology for the Second Part - Christiana and Mercy - Slough of Despond - knocking at the gate - the Dog - talk between the Pilgrims
The Devil's garden - two ill-favoured ones assault them - the Reliever - entertainment at the Interpreter's house - the Significant Rooms - Christiana and Mercy's experience
Accompanied by Great-Heart - the Cross - justified by Christ - Sloth and his companions hung - the hill Difficulty - the Arbor
The Lions - Giant Grim slain by Great-Heart - the Pilgrims entertained - the children catechized by Prudence - Mr. Brisk - Matthew sick - the remedy - sights shown the Pilgrims
Valley of Humiliation - Valley of the Shadow of Death - Giant Maul slain
Discourse with Old Honest - character and history of Mr. Fearing - Mr. Self-will and some professors - Gaius' house - conversation - the supper - Old Honest and Great-Heart's riddles and discourse - Giant Slay-good killed - Mr. Feeble-mind's history - Mr. Ready-to-halt - Vanity Fair - Mr. Mnason's house - cheering entertainment and converse - a Monster
Hill Lucre - River of Life - Giant Despair killed - the Delectable Mountains - entertainment by the Shepherds
Valiant-for-Truth's-Victory - his talk with Great- Heart - the Enchanted Ground - Heedless and Too-bold - Mr. Stand-fast - Madam Bubble's temptations - the land of Beulah - Christiana summoned - her parting addresses - she passes the River - she is followed by Ready-to-halt, Feeble-mind, Despondency and his daughter, Honest, Valiant, Steadfast - Author's Farewell