The Pilgrim's Progress was written between 1675 and 1684 by Englishman John Bunyan. It is understood that he wrote each of the two parts at different time, but they form a continuous narrative. Unlike conventional stories, it is not divided into chapters.
The original spelling, grammar and punctuation have been retained, as we see in this first edition title page that reads:
"The Pilgrim's Progress from this world to that which is to come. Delivered under the similitude of a DREAM wherein is discovered the manner of his setting out, his dangerous journey; and safe arrival at the desired countrey. I have used similitudes, Hos. 12:10. By John Bunyan. Licensed and Entered according to Order. London, Printed for Nath. Ponder at the Peacock in the Poultrey near Cornhil, 1678."