This is Bunyan's supreme work – at once a sublime spiritual allegory and one of the most beloved and widely-read books in the English language. It was composed during Bunyan's imprisonment at Bedford (1660-1672) and was first published in 1678, gaining immediate popularity. Numerous editions and reprints followed – by now more than fifty editions – and was eventually translated into many different languages. By the 18th century it had spread to Scotland and the American colonies, where its popularity only increased. Its simple archetypal narrative – Pilgrim's journey from the “wilderness of this world” to the Celestial City – has never ceased to capture the imagination and inspire the soul. Pilgrim's Progress has achieved the status as a true classic of English literature, even apart from its Christian emphasis – its text and images have been used as the source of many works of art and music (such as the orchestral and vocal settings of Ralph Vaughan Williams).
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