The Pilgrim's Progress Anniversary Edition - (Hardcover)
John Bunyan's famous work, "The Pilgrim's Progress" is, next to the Bible, the most popular book ever published. It has been widely distributed the world over since originally published in the 17th century. But many aren't familiar with the story in its original form or its famous author and his life story.
Master Books is now making available this exquisite reproduction of this 125-year-old historical compilation manuscript in its original 860-page entirety.
This masterpiece will become an instant family heirloom, introducing entire generations to the pilgrim's spiritual journey to truth. This hardcover edition was originally published in 1876. Over 125 years later, Master Books has re-created this valuable and rare heirloom with today's modern technology, but kept the original look and feel by painstakingly scanning in high-resolution every page of this 860-page tome – historic stains and all!
"The Pilgrim's Progress" appears in the original large print inside this new edition, creating an easier reading experience for all ages.
In addition to a dozen beautiful etchings, this special edition includes:
- "The Pilgrim's Progress": Written during a brief re-imprisonment in 1675 at the age of 50, John Bunyan's dream, written from a prison cell, has become the most famous allegory in English literature. Written almost 350 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 pilgrims.
- "The Holy War": John Bunyan wrote this book sometime during the first six years of his incarceration in Bedford Prison. It was first published six years before Bunyan's death.
- "Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners": A spiritual autobiography, John Bunyan wrote this book at the age of 38 while still in Bedford Prison. It was first published in 1666, the year of the Fire of London.
- "The Imprisonment and Release of John Bunyan": Published in conjunction with a later version of "Grace Abounding." Unpublished until 1765, 77 years after John Bunyan died.
- "Bunyan's Dying Sayings": A collection of aphorisms gathered and classified under headings. They are his thoughts, whether uttered in his last illness or expressed earlier in life.
- "Christian Behaviour": Written in 1663 at the age of 46, while imprisoned in Bedford Prison, this was John Bunyan's third book during his first incarceration. It speaks of the fruits of true Christianity: Teaching husbands, wives, parents, children, masters, servants, etc., and how to walk so as to please God.
- "The Barren Fig Tree": Written in 1688 at age 60 about the doom and downfall of the fruitless professor – showing that the day of grace may be past with him long before his life is ended.
- "Bunyan's Last Sermon": John Bunyan died within two months of completing his 60th year, on the 31st of August, 1688. This sermon showed a resemblance between a natural and a spiritual birth, how all men and women may try themselves and know whether they are born again or not. Preached only two days before his fatal illness and 12 days before his death.
- "The Water of Life": A discourse showing the richness and glory of the grace of the Gospel, as set forth in the Scripture by this term: "The Water of Life." Published the year John Bunyan died.
John Bunyan (1628–1688) was born in Elstow, England, and enjoyed decades of success as a writer and preacher. He was imprisoned more than a decade for preaching without a license, and it was in prison that he began and finished "Pilgrim's Progress," one of the most famous allegories ever written. A Puritan, Bunyan wrote more than 60 influential works, including "The Life and Death of Mr. Badman" (1680). His grave is at Bunhill Fields in London.
- Hardcover: 860 pages
- Publisher: New Leaf Press
- ISBN: 0890514402
- Product Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11