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The Pilgrim's Progress (Oxford World's Classics) [Paperback]

John Bunyan , W.R. Owens
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11 Dec 2008 Oxford World's Classics
'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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; Reissue edition (11 Dec 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199538131
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199538133
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,056 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This new edition does full justice to the text for modern readers. The notes are helpful and scholarly. The introduction is warm and up to date. This is now the best reading edition available. Roger Pooley, Keele University

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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent edition of Bunyan's masterpiece 28 Dec 2009
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Rather than reviewing Pilgrim's Progress, which is clearly a masterpiece and of immense spiritual value to Christian readers, I would simply like to commend this Oxford World's Classics edition.

Having read and worked with a few different editions, I favour this one for three reasons. First of all, unlike some other editions, this one doesn't miss bits out. Second, Bunyan's language is largely unaltered. While updating the spelling and vocabulary undoubtedly makes Pilgrim's Progress more accessible for a wider and younger audience, it also tends to cover over some of Bunyan's teaching points. If you can cope with having to re-read some sentences and check the odd endnote, there is simply more gold in this original text than in many of the touched-up modern alternatives. Finally, this edition has Bunyan's own marginal notes, helping the reader to recognize Biblical allusions. Lots of editions have someone else's notes, but what could be better than the original?

Please don't think, by the way, that this edition is hard to read. It may be slightly harder going than a more modernized text, but Bunyan's capacities as a storyteller must not be underestimated. He had a way with words and a spiritual insight that few have been able to match. When Bunyan preached in his own day great crowds of people from all walks of life flocked to hear him - from this edition one can see why.

Overall, John Bunyan is the one worth listening to (rather than any editor) and this Oxford World's Classics edition seems to put his text and his intentions front-and-centre. I think W. R. Owens has done a super job, making available the towering masterpiece of someone who was both a heroic Christian and one of history's great popular communicators.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pilgrims Progress John Bunyan 2 July 2011
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I remember this being read in weekly bites during English Literature classes and, as my latter school years were a very impressional period, now in adulthood, I wish to return to this and revisit the fundamental truths it conveys about our life's journey through the eyes of someone in the Autumn of his years. Reflecting on the juxtaposition of the innocent boy I once was, with the experience accrued, the joys and pain, the hopes and loss over a significant lifetime, it has the power to re-connect both of my life's extremes. In that, I commend it to all with such life experience.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What more can I say? 20 Sep 2010
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There is little one can add to A. Buchan's excellent and helpful review above. An added feature in this edition is the inclusion of twenty one original illustrations, with what are believed to be Bunyan's own four line verses. Christian in puritan costume adds to the period feel of this edition, of what is a timeless spiritual classic. The Scripture references, left out of modern versions, are here included.
All in all, this nicely priced Oxford World's Classics edition makes this work a Progress worth taking!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A useful edition of a masterpiece 21 Aug 2012
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The Pilgrim's Progress is said -- or, rather, WAS said before Harry Potter appeared on the scene -- to be the most read book written in English (after the AV and Book of Common Prayer). But its readership has changed greatly over the centuries. Originally pious reading for earnest Nonconformists, it had become by the nineteenth century (in simplified versions) standard nursery fodder; so it was still when I was a child in the 1950s, but I doubt if this is any longer the case. Since then it has been taken up by students looking at the origins of the English novel in university departments of English literature. It is for this readership that this edition is primarily directed, with its stress on the historical context, both in the introduction and in the welcome restoration of the original spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. Notes are added (awkwardly printed as endnotes, not footnotes), primarily to supplement Bunyan's own indications of his constant biblical sources, for the benefit of modern readers who do not know their Bible.

The introduction argues convincingly that you can enjoy the book without taking the theology on board, but it also attempts to explain the latter, and here some problems arise. How do you distinguish between Catholicism in its Augustinian and Thomist variety (which took predestination seriously), mainstream Protestantism (as in the Church of England), and Puritanism?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Always wanted to read this 18 Aug 2011
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I am struggling a bit to read this, but doing it in small doses, as I want to finish it!
Good explanatory notes, glossary and index, the explanatory notes being used quite often :)
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