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It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature ,     has been translated into more than languages, and has never been out of print. Bunyan began his work while in the Bedfordshire county prison for violations of the Conventicle Act of , which prohibited the holding of religious services outside the auspices of the established Church of England. Early Bunyan scholars such as John Brown believed The Pilgrim's Progress was begun in Bunyan's second, shorter imprisonment for six months in ,  but more recent scholars such as Roger Sharrock believe that it was begun during Bunyan's initial, more lengthy imprisonment from to right after he had written his spiritual autobiography Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners. The English text comprises , words and is divided into two parts, each reading as a continuous narrative with no chapter divisions. The first part was completed in and entered into the Stationers' Register on 22 December
What is The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan?
In addition to The Pilgrim's Progress , Bunyan wrote nearly sixty titles, many of them expanded sermons. Bunyan came from the village of Elstow , near Bedford. He had some schooling and at the age of sixteen joined the Parliamentary Army during the first stage of the English Civil War. After three years in the army he returned to Elstow and took up the trade of tinker , which he had learned from his father.
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