John Bunyan

John Bunyan (; baptised November 30, 1628August 31, 1688) was an English writer and Puritan preacher best remembered as the author of the Christian allegory ''The Pilgrim's Progress''. In addition to ''The Pilgrim's Progress'', Bunyan wrote nearly sixty titles, many of them expanded sermons.

Bunyan came from the village of Elstow, near Bedford. He had some schooling and at the age of sixteen joined the Parliamentary Army during the first stage of the English Civil War. After three years in the army he returned to Elstow and took up the trade of tinker, which he had learned from his father. He became interested in religion after his marriage, attending first the parish church and then joining the Bedford Meeting, a nonconformist group in Bedford, and becoming a preacher. After the restoration of the monarch, when the freedom of nonconformists was curtailed, Bunyan was arrested and spent the next twelve years in jail as he refused to give up preaching. During this time he wrote a spiritual autobiography, ''Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners'', and began work on his most famous book, ''The Pilgrim's Progress'', which was not published until some years after his release.

Bunyan's later years, in spite of another shorter term of imprisonment, were spent in relative comfort as a popular author and preacher, and pastor of the Bedford Meeting. He died aged 59 after falling ill on a journey to London and is buried in Bunhill Fields. ''The Pilgrim's Progress'' became one of the most published books in the English language; 1,300 editions having been printed by 1938, 250 years after the author's death.

He is remembered in the Church of England with a Lesser Festival on 30 August, and on the liturgical calendar of the United States Episcopal Church on 29 August. Some other churches of the Anglican Communion, such as the Anglican Church of Australia, honour him on the day of his death (31 August). Provided by Wikipedia

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by Bunyan, John
Published 1725
Printed by A. Wilde, for M. Boddington, at the Golden Ball in Duck Lane
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by Bunyan, John
Published 1762
[Pr]inted by E. and J. Robertsons, and Sold at their shop, the first below the New Exchange]
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by Bunyan, John
Published 1796
printed for A. Millar, W. Law, and R. Cater; and for Wilson, Spence, and Mawman, York. Anno

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by Bunyan, John
Published 1770
Sold at J. Pile's prsnting-office [sic], near Taunton

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by Bunyan, John
Published 1760
Printed and sold by Archibald Martin opposite the Foot of Forrester's Wynd

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by Bunyan, John
Published 1720
Printed by Robert Sanders, and are to be sold in his shop, in the Salt mercat a little below Gibson's-Wynd
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by Bunyan, John
Published 1791
Printed by G. Paramore, North-Green, Worship-Street; and sold by G. Whitfield, Chapel, City-Road; and at the Methodist Preaching-Houses, in town and country

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by Bunyan, John
Published 1793
Printed for the booksellers

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by Bunyan, John
Published 1777
Printed by R. Hawes, and sold at the foundry in Moorfields; and at the Rev. Mr. Wesley's Preaching-Houses, in town and country

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by Bunyan, John
Published 1759
Printed by Archibald Martin for Robert Clark bookseller

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by Bunyan, John
Published 1728
Reprinted, and are to be sold [by Nicholas Boone] at the Bible in Cornhill
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by Bunyan, John
Published 1796
Printed for Mathew Carey, no. 118, Market-Street

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by Bunyan, John
Published 1729
Reprinted for Nicholas Boone, at the Sign of the Bible in Cornhill
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by Bunyan, John
Published 1725
Re-printed by J. Allen for N. Boone, at the Sign of the Bible in Cornhill

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by Bunyan, John
Published 1794
Printed by James Carey: for Mathew Carey, Philadelphia

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by Bunyan, John
Published 1733
Printed for J. Edwards and H. Foster in Cornhill
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