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The Life and Death of Mr. Badman
by John Bunyan
This novel was designed to be a companion piece to Pilgrim's journey to heaven in 'The Pilgrim's Progress', describing instead the progress of the wicked Mr Badman through the world to his death and damnation. It is set out as a dialogue between two ernest gentlement - Mr Attentive and Mr Wiseman.
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http://nhw.livejournal.com/201820.html[return][return]Huckleberry Finn says of this book that "The statements was interesting, but tough", which I think is fair. Several things struck me - the unattractiveness of the main character, Christian, who wilfully abandons his family, and having lost his first travelling companion Faithful by gruesome means then becomes a know-all to his new friend Hopeful; the fact that the metaphors and allegory are about as subtle as a brick (actually, a brick is mor ...more
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.More about John Bunyan...