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March 4, 2014

John Bunyan, Vanity Fair.

Filed under: Today in Literature — Tags: , , , — Bookblurb @ 6:35 am
John Bunyan    (1628 - 1688)

John Bunyan
(1628 – 1688)

By Steve King.

On this day in 1675 John Bunyan went to prison for the third time, convicted of preaching his Baptist faith without a license. In over twelve years of confinement Bunyan wrote numerous books and pamphlets, including Part I of A Pilgrim’s Progress. It sold 100,000 copies in his lifetime, and is still reported to be the most sold book in the world, next to the Bible.

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