The Pilgrim's Progress, subtitled, "from This World, to That Which Is to Come" was published in 1678. It is a Christian allegory, a blueprint for a young person's moral journey. The book is one of the most translated (100 languages) and most-read books after The Bible (but that was before best-selling mystery writer, Agatha Christie sold 2 billion books). We offer the 1909 edition, subtitled, "Every Child Can Read" edited by Rev. Jesse Lyman Hurlbut, D.D. We feature the book in our collection of Books for Young Readers, though its popularity has waned in recent generations.
The trials that those men do meet withal, That are obedient to the heavenly call, Are manifold, and suited to the flesh, And come, and come, and come again afresh; That now, or some time else, we by them may Be taken, overcome, and cast away. Oh, let the pilgrims, let the pilgrims then, Be vigilant and quit themselves like men! -- Part I, Chapter V
Part II - Chapter I - Courteous Companions
Part II - Chapter IV - The Cross and the Consequences
Part II - Chapter V - The Palace Beautiful
Part II - Chapter VI - The Valley of Humiliation
Part II - Chapter VII - Entertained by Gaius
Part II - Chapter VIII - The Delectable Mountains and the Shepherds
Part II - Chapter IX - The Enchanted Ground
Part II - Chapter X - The Pilgrims at Home
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