The Pilgrim’s Progress,
a Christian allegory written by John Bunyan, is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, and has been translated into more than two hundred languages. Now it is retold and shortened in graphic novel form for children and young adults who want to know Bunyan’s story but who might well find the language of the original difficult to understand. In Volume 2, Christian meets Faithful, also a former resident of the City of Destruction, who accompanies him to Vanity Fair, where both are arrested and detained because of their disdain for the wares and business of the fair. Faithful is put on trial and executed as a martyr. Hopeful, a resident of Vanity, takes Faithful’s place to be Christian’s companion for the rest of the journey.