A Turbulent, Seditious and Factious People: John Bunyan and by Christopher Hill

By Christopher Hill

Preacher, Soldier, insurgent: Who was once the writer of Pilgrim’s development, essentially the most influential books ever written?

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s growth is without doubt one of the most vital works of English literature. Translated into greater than two hundred languages, there has been a time whilst virtually each family in Britain used to be prone to have a duplicate than the Bible.

This vintage biography of Bunyan by way of one of many major historians of the seventeenth century deals a reassessment of the guy within the context of his instances. he's often studied and remembered because the writer of The Pilgrim’s development and different Christian literature, yet his personal attention of himself might most likely were as a preacher first and foremost—a guy whose nonconformist faith led him into clash with the Quakers and into years of imprisonment. It used to be within the provider of this faith that his writings have been produced, lots of them through the approximately twelve years spent in Bedford penitentiary among 1660 and 1672.

An impressive perception into John Bunyan, one of many towering figures of English literature, this continues to be the definitive biography.

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