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The Life and Death of Mr Badman: Presented to the World in a Familiar Dialogue between Mr Wiseman and Mr Attentive
 

The Life and Death of Mr Badman: Presented to the World in a Familiar Dialogue between Mr Wiseman and Mr Attentive (Hardback, illustrated edition)

By Bunyan, John
Edited by Forrest, James F.
Volume editor Sharrock, Roger

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Based on the only indisputably authentic first edition of 1680, this edition presents variants from other early editions and includes explanatory notes, a full introduction and an index.

ISBN 9780198127420
Barcode 9780198127420
Published 25 August 1988 by Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Series Oxford English Texts
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ISBN-13 9780198127420
ISBN-10 0198127421
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Clarendon Press
Publication Date 25 August 1988
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Bunyan, John
Edited by Forrest, James F.
Volume editor Sharrock, Roger
Series Oxford English Texts
Category Literary Studies: 16Th To 18Th Centuries
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 223mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 397g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Conduct of life, Christian fiction, Christian ethics, Dialogues
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 823.4
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This first critical edition is one of few reprints of a book which was originally published in 1680, two years after The Pilgrim's Progress, when it was described by Bunyan as 'the Life and Death of the Ungodly, and their travel from this world to Hell', in contrast to Christian's journey to heaven. In fact, Badman is not a true sequel to the great allegory; rather, it is a very different book, a dark, coarse, vigorous delineation of provincial vice. From his apprenticeship until he becomes a prosperous shopkeeper, Badman gives free rein to greed, lust, and the exploitation of others, including his virtuous wife. Puritan moral abstraction is almost buried under realistic detail in a work which looks both back to the medieval homily and forward to the novel. It is an indispensable work for the study of seventeenth-century Puritan society and its mythology; as with the same editors' The Holy War, it contains a full introduction and commentary.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Forrest and Sharrock exhibit flawless principles which have been extended to the 1988 Mr. Badman. --Review<br>

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