At a glance:
- Author: John Bunyan
- First Published: 1678
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Allegory
- Time of Work: Any time since Christ
- Setting: Indeterminate
- Genres: Long fiction, Allegory, Didactic literature, Dream vision, Novel
- Subjects: Values, Voyages, Education or educators, Sin or Original sin, Friendship, Guilt, Dreams, Spiritual life or spirituality, Emotions, Christianity, Parables, Faith, Bible, biblical imagery, or biblical symbolism, Adventure, Life, philosophy of, Pilgrims or pilgrimages, Puritans or Puritanism, Heaven, Belief or doubt
Christian, an example of all God-fearing Protestants, whose adventures are recounted as events in a dream experienced by the narrator. Originally called Graceless, of the race of Japhet, Christian becomes distressed with his life in the City of Destruction and insists that his wife and four children accompany him in search of salvation. When they refuse to leave, Christian determines to set out alone. Henceforth his life story consists of hardships, sufferings, and struggles to overcome obstacles—physical, human, and emotional—that...
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