Bunyan began to write The Pilgrim’s Progress in his first period of imprisonment, and probably finished it during the second. Its full title is “The Pilgrim’s Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come”. The full book is in two parts, of which the first appeared in London in 1678 and the second, which deals with the experiences of Christian’s wife, was published in 1684. However, the first part is by far the more popular.
The Pilgrim’s Progress is the most successful allegory ever written and has been extensively translated into other languages.
Author: John Bunyan