Re: ...translated into 23 languages
According to my edition, The Pilgrim's Progress has been translated into more than 200 languages (although it's like saying it's not been translated into 5800 languages). I thought 200 languages is a lot, but considering it is so widely read... Anyway, the strangest thing of all is that I'm participating a translation contest whose main aim is "to promote important works of European literature never translated into Italian or that are now out of sale", and The Pilgrim's Progress is apparently one such work. Is it possible that Italian is not among that list of more than 200 languages?
The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.