Synopses & Reviews
Published in 1680, two years after the The Pilgrim's Progress told the story of Pilgrim's journey to heaven, this companion piece describes the progress of the wicked Mr. Badman through the world to his death and damnation. Set out as a dialogue between two earnest gentlemenMr. Attentive and Mr. WisemanBunyan's work is a colorful and dramatic discourse on the various vices of a bad man's life, offering fascinating insight into 17th-century Puritanism.
"A dandy version . . . [It] has the virtue of containing all of the marginal glosses from the original edition. It also sports a brief and engaging foreword by James Fenton." Times Literary Supplement
Attentive. Good Sir, Good morrow to you, I have not as yet lost ought, but yet you give a right ghess of me, for I am, as you say, concerned in my heart, but 'tis because of the badness of the times. And Sir, you, as all our Neighbours know, are a very observing man, pray therefore what do you think of them?
About the Author
John Bunyan (16281688) was a writer and preacher. His works include Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, an autobiographical account of his conversion to Christianity, and The Pilgrim's Progress, arguably the most famous Christian allegory.