John Bunyan


Born
in Bedford, Elstow, England
November 28, 1628

Died
August 31, 1688

Genre

Influences
Arthur Dent, Lewis Bayly, Martin Luther


John Bunyan, a Christian writer and preacher, was born at Harrowden (one mile south-east of Bedford), in the Parish of Elstow, England. He wrote The Pilgrim's Progress, arguably the most famous published Christian allegory. In the Church of England he is remembered with a Lesser Festival on 30 August.

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The Pilgrim's Progress

3.99 avg rating — 90,203 ratings — published 1678 — 1253 editions
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Grace Abounding to the Chie...

4.14 avg rating — 1,920 ratings — published 1666 — 201 editions
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The Holy War

4.09 avg rating — 813 ratings — published 1682 — 128 editions
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Pilgrim's Progress, Part 2:...

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Prayer

4.14 avg rating — 244 ratings — published 1663 — 20 editions
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The Acceptable Sacrifice

4.24 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 1978 — 20 editions
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Works of John Bunyan

4.24 avg rating — 191 ratings — published 1832 — 23 editions
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All Loves Excelling

4.18 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 1998 — 17 editions
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The New Pilgrim's Progress

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The Life And Death Of Mr Ba...

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“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
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Polls

February 2016 Old School Classic Poll

1896, The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells, 160 pages
 
  25 votes, 16.0%

1853, Villette by Charlotte Brontë, 573 pages
 
  25 votes, 16.0%

1516, Utopia by Thomas More, 135 pages
 
  19 votes, 12.2%

 
  17 votes, 10.9%

1869, The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 667 pages
 
  15 votes, 9.6%

1603, Othello by William Shakespeare, 314 pages
 
  15 votes, 9.6%

 
  11 votes, 7.1%

1796, The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis, 386 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.1%

1678, The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, 324 pages
 
  7 votes, 4.5%

 
  4 votes, 2.6%

1853, Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell, 432 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.6%

1788, Emmeline by Charlotte Turner Smith, 520 pages
 
  3 votes, 1.9%

 
  2 votes, 1.3%

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