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The celestial rail-road

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Published by Seventh-Day Adventist Publishing Association in Battle Creek, Mich .
Written in English


  • Pilgrims and pilgrimages,
  • Fiction

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Edition Notes

Other titlesCelestial railroad
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25129280M

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THE CELESTIAL RAILROAD by Nathaniel Hawthorne ( - ) Introduction. This little booklet is a spin-off from Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress". It is an allegory depicting the radical distinction between "the broadness of contemporary Christianity", and "the narrowness of Biblical Christianity". “The Celestial Rail-road” is the earliest of these jeremiads, first appearing in United States Magazine and Democratic Review for May and officially as part of Mosses from a Old Manse, Wiley & Putnam, It was pirated almost immediately. The Dover Morning Star included it on May 24, Two different Boston publishers put it out in pamphlet form soon after. Dec 16,  · Mosses from an Old Manse/The Celestial Rail-road Consulting Mr. Bunyan's road-book, I perceived that we must now be within a few miles of the Valley of the Shadow of Death; into which doleful region, at our present speed, we should plunge much sooner than seemed at all desirable. In truth, I expected nothing better than to find myself in. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

At some distance from the rail-road, Mr. Smooth-it-away pointed to a large, antique edifice which, he observed, was a tavern of long standing, and had formerly been a noted stopping-place for pilgrims. In Bunyan's road-book it is mentioned as the Interpreter's House. "I have long had a curiosity to visit that old mansion," I remarked. Oct 23,  · Books That Have Made a Difference: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Celestial Railroad” by Derrick G. Jeter There was much pleasant conversation about the news of the day, topics of business, politics, or the lighter matter of amusement; while religion, though indubitably the main thing at heart, was thrown tastefully into the back-ground. While I apologize for the slow updates here of late, I am pleased to report that my article on the reprinting history of “The Celestial Railroad” has been published in the latest issue of Digital Humanities is a special issue on “The Literary,” and is well worth perusing in full. Apr 30,  · In this day and age progress means faster computers, fewer diseases, and better nourishment—all good things. So progress is always good, right? Well, not necessarily. In his brief satire The Celestial Rail-Road, Nathaniel Hawthorne shows that progressive new ideas about Christianity lead nowhere pleasant. The Celestial Rail-Road uses as its backstory The Pilgrim’s Progress, by.