Professor Alexis Weedon and Professor Bob Owens (University of Bedfordshire), ‘Researching the Publishing History of The Pilgrim’s Progress’, Monday 27th January, 5pm

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John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress is one of the best-selling books of all time. First published in 1678, with a Second Part in 1684, it has appeared in over 1,500 editions. It has been adapted into many other media forms, and it has been translated into over 200 languages. This remarkable publishing and cultural phenomenon has never been adequately studied. This paper discusses our plan for a research project to record, analyse and make available bibliographical details of all known editions, translations and adaptations of this work, together with its reception history. The paper will outline some of the methodological issues we face in such a large-scale project in Publishing History.

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