John Bunyan's classic allegory of Christian's journey to the Celestial City, abridged and updated for the modern reader. The Pilgrim's Progress has been printed, read, and translated more often than any book other than the Bible. People of all ages have found delight in the simple, earnest story of Christian, the Pilgrim, and his life-changing, life-affirming adventures.
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 also wrote three other influential works: The Life and Death of Mr. Badman (1680); The Holy War (1682); and Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (1666). His grave is at Bunhill Fields, in London.