Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

This Christian allegory follows a man named Christian on his journey from his hometown, the "City of Destruction," to the "Celestial City" on Mount Zion. Christian faces numerous obstacles and temptations along the way, including the Slough of Despond, Vanity Fair, and the Valley of the Shadow of Death. The narrative serves as a metaphor for the believer's journey from sin and despair to salvation and eternal life.

The 448th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 742

Since this book was first published in 1678, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 742.0.

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