The Pilgrim’s Progress

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The Pilgrim’s Progress
From This World to That Which is to Come;
Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream

by John Bunyan



Author’s Apology for his Book


The First Stage. –Christian’s deplorable condition–Evangelist
directs him–Obstinate and Pliable–Slough of Despond–Worldly
Wiseman–Mount Sinai–Conversation with Evangelist
The Second Stage. –The Gate–conversation with Good-Will–the
Interpreter’s House–Christian entertained–the sights there shown him
The Third Stage. –Loses his burden at the Cross–Simple, Sloth,
Presumption, Formalist, Hypocrisy–hill Difficulty–the Arbor–misses
his roll–the palace Beautiful–the lions–talk with Discretion, Piety,
Prudence, and Charity–wonders shown to Christian–he is armed
The Fourth Stage. –Valley of Humiliation–conflict with
Apollyon–Valley of the Shadow of Death–Giants Pope and Pagan
The Fifth Stage. –Discourse with Faithful–Talkative and
Faithful–Talkative’s character
The Sixth Stage. –Evangelist overtakes Christian and
Faithful–Vanity Fair–the Pilgrims brought to trial–Faithful’s
The Seventh Stage. –Christian and Hopeful–By-ends and his
companions–plain of Ease–Lucre-hill–Demas–the River of
Life–Vain-Confidence–Giant Despair–the Pilgrims beaten–the
Dungeon–the Key of Promise
The Eighth Stage. –The Delectable Mountains–entertained by the
Shepherds–a by-way to Hell
The Ninth Stage. –Christian and Hopeful meet
Ignorance–Turn-away–Little-Faith–the Flatterer–the net–chastised
by a Shining One–Atheist–Enchanted Ground–Hopeful’s account of his
conversion–discourse of Christian and Ignorance
The Tenth Stage. –Talk of Christian and Hopeful–Temporary–the
backslider–the land of Beulah–Christian and Hopeful pass the
River–welcome to the Celestial city
Conclusion of Part First
[14]PART II.
[15]The Author’s Way
[16]To the Reader
[17]The First Stage. –Christiana and Mercy–Slough of
Despond–knocking at the gate–the Dog–talk between the Pilgrims
[18]The Second Stage. –The Devil’s garden–two ill-favored ones
assault them–the Reliever–entertainment at the Interpreter’s
house–the Significant Rooms–Christiana and Mercy’s experience
[19]The Third Stage. –Accompanied by Great-Heart–the Cross–justified
by Christ–Sloth and his companions hung–the hill Difficulty–the
[20]The Fourth Stage. –The Lions–Giant Grim slain by Great-Heart–the
Pilgrims entertained–the children catechized by Prudence–Mr.
Brisk–Matthew sick–the remedy–sights shown the Pilgrims
[21]The Fifth Stage. –Valley of Humiliation–Valley of the Shadow of
Death–Giant Maul slain
[22]The Sixth Stage. –Discourse with Old Honest–character and history
of Mr. Fearing–Mr. Self-will and some professors–Gaius’
house–conversation–the supper–Old Honest and Great-Heart’s riddles
and discourse–Giant Slay-good killed–Mr. Feeble-mind’s history–Mr.
Ready-to-halt–Vanity Fair–Mr. Mnason’s house–cheering entertainment
and converse–a Monster
[23]The Seventh Stage. –Hill Lucre–River of Life–Giant Despair
killed–the Delectable Mountains–entertainment by the Shepherds
[24]The Eighth Stage. –Valiant-for-Truth’s-Victory–his talk with
Great-Heart–the Enchanted Ground–Heedless and Too-bold–Mr.
Stand-fast–Madam Bubble’s temptations–the land of Beulah–Christiana
summoned–her parting addresses–she passes the River–she is followed
by Ready-to-halt, Feeble-mind, Despondency and his daughter, Honest,
Valiant, Steadfast