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Title: The Pilgrim's Progress / Life Of Dr Donne / Life Of George Herbert
Author: John Bunyan, Izaak Walton
Publisher: P F Collier & Son Harvard Classics (Volume 15)
Format: Hard Cover
Publication Year: 1909
Special Attributes: Edited by Charles W Eliot, LLD
Used Condition: tight binding, clean text, no marks, not ex-library, pages lightly age darkened, foxing to end pages and fore edge, surface discoloration to top edge, cover wear
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. ----- The pilgrim Christian undertakes the dangerous journey to the Celestial City, experiencing physical and spiritual obstacles along the way.
Also included: The Lives of John Donne and George Herbert by Izaak Walton