First published in 1678, John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" is a timeless Christian allegory that follows the journey of a character named Christian as he seeks salvation. Filled with vivid imagery and captivating storytelling, it explores themes of faith, temptation, and the challenges faced on the path to spiritual enlightenment. Bunyan’s work is considered a classic of English literature, and it continues to be influential, particularly within the Christian literary tradition.
While not widely read in the United States today, the title will be familiar to readers of the American coming-of-age classic Little Women, as it features prominently and is mentioned by name throughout Louisa May Alcott’s novel.
This particular American edition from Grosset & Dunlap does not specify the year of publication, but the ink inscription in the front endpapers declares the copy a gift for the Christmas of 1941.
- Title: Pilgrim’s Progress
- Author: John Bunyan
- Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
- Place: New York
- Year: unspecified
- Length: 350pp
- Format: 8vo
- Dimensions: 75” x 8.36” x 1.36”
- Condition: Dustjacket is in good condition—tanned, slightly soiled, with numerous small tears along the edges. Green cloth-covered boards have minimal edgewear, some tanning along the top edge, and a dent to the bottom edge of the back board. Binding tight. Pages crisp and clean—no folds, tears, or extraneous marks. Ink inscription in front endpapers.