Passport to Life City
A Modern Pilgrim's Progress

© 1969  Sherwood Eliot Wirt

Harper & Row, New York

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PS3573.I7 ~ Dewey: 813/.5/4 ~ LCCN: 70085041 ~ OCLC: 13858 ~ 220p.

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For Billy and Ruth Graham

Begin Reading at Chapter One

Chapters: 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 || 6 || 7 || 8 || 9 || 10 || 11 || 12 || 13 || 14 || 15 || 16 || 17

Historical Note

Listed below are some of the distinctive characters and geographical place names of that seventeenth-century literary classic and allegory of the Christian life, The Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyan, with their counterparts in the present tale:

     Persons

Christian .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christian Anders

                                                                 (Anders signifies man)

Christiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eileen

Matthew . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Jerry

Samuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Dean

Joseph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeffrey

James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Dana

Evangelist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ernie van Gelst

Obstinate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O. B. Stennett

Pliable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Warren Clay

Helpful . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Upman

Worldly Wiseman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Guy Wise

Legality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doctor Liegel

Goodwill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colonel Goodall

Interpreter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Major N. T. R. Putter

Man in the Iron Cage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Man in Chateau d'If

The Shining Ones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  The Three Hikers

Simple, Sloth and Presumption . . . . . . . . . The Lazy 3

Formalist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seminarian in tuxedo

Hypricrisy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Hippie

Timorous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim O'Rowse

Little-faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Uncle Al

Faint-heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  The Nephew

Watchful the Porter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Captain Petrovich

Charity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Char

Piety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patty

Prudence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Pru

Discretion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Creshie

Apollyon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Belial

Faithful . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  T. (Rusty) Ness

Talkative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  L. O. Quacious

Hopeful . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Manly Hooper

Lord Hate-good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Max Spirochete

Mr. Blind-man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Pitt

A Shepherd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  André LaBourd

Giant Despair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judge Korah T. Failing

Temporary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Dr. Freddie Phemeral

Ignorant . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   John Densely

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     Places

City of Destruction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Doomsdale

Slough of Despond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Stuck Creek

Town of Morality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Upper Striving

Town of Carnal Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Carnapolis

The Wicket Gate and Shining Light . . . . . .  The transmitter

Interpreter's House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Major Putter's staff room

Hill Difficulty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Poopout Hill

House Beautiful . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . Pilgrim's Manor House

Valley of Humiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prone Valley

City of Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pridesburg

Vanity Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Abaddonland

Doubting Castle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Township of DeSpare

The Celestial City, Mount Zion . . . . . . . . . Life City

From the Back Cover of the Book

Chris Anders sets off alone in his new yellow Mustang, while his wife waters the shrubs and his teenage son takes part in a protest rally.

Chris is a computer salesman with a pain between his shoulder blades. His home life is a mess. The world news is critical.

But he's in for a hair-raising trip. And it's not to sell computers. . . .

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Sherwood Wirt has moved Pilgrim's Progress into the world of the 1970's with insight and imagination. I hope that Passport to Life City will become a travel brochure that will inspire many readers to become people of The Way.

Billy Graham

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