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The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
'As I walk'd through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place, where was a Denn; And I laid me down in that place to sleep: And as I slept I dreamed a Dream.' So begins one of the best-loved and most widely read books in English literature. An acknowledged classic of the heroic Puritan tradition, and a founding text in the development of the English novel, The Pilgrim's Progress has inspired readers for over three centuries. The story of Christian, whose pilgrimage takes him through the Slough of Despond, Vanity Fair, and the Delectable Mountains, is full of danger and adventure. Together with his trusty companions, Faithful and Hopeful, he encounters many enemies - the foul fiend Apollyon, Judge Hategood, Giant Despair of Doubting Castle - before finally arriving at the Celestial City. Bunyan's own experience of religious persecution informs his story, and its qualities of psychological realism, and the beauty and simplicity of his prose combine to create a book whose appeal is universal. Buy a reading copy from Amazon.com
  The Pilgrim's Progress (Oxford World's Classics)
     
The Limited Editions Club 1st Thus Hardcover edition, Date published 1941, Illustrated by William Blake, 214 pages
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, green cloth with leather spine label. Edited by G. B. Harrison. Illustrated with twenty-nine watercolor paintings by William Blake, the first edition of the book to include Blake's illustrations. Introduction by Geoffrey Keynes. Printed at the Spiral Press, and designed by Joe Blumenthal. Blake's illustration for this classic work were known for years, and but never appeared in any of the many editions of this classic work. They were loaned for this edition by the Marquess of Crewe, and reproduced by Arthur Jaffe. Their history is detailed in the introduction. Search for other copies
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