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Ben-Hur A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace

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Written in English


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Number of Pages724
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Open LibraryOL11824429M
ISBN 101421841940
ISBN 109781421841946

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Harper and Brothers published the book on November 12, Ben-Hur made Wallace a wealthy man and established his reputation as a famous author. Sales were slow at first; only 2, copies were sold in the first seven months after its release, but the book became popular among readers around the of death: Atrophic gastritis. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, Complete and Unabridged. by Lew Wallace | Mar 25, out of 5 stars Paperback $ $ Get it as soon as Fri, Oct 4. ben hur book ben hur blu ray ben hur movie spartacus ben hur lawrence of arabia. Apr 01,  · Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The idea came from the best-selling novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, published in The book tells the story of a life-altering encounter between a first century Jewish prince and Jesus.

Feb 09,  · I really enjoyed this book. The original Ben-Hur was written by Lee Wallace. This rewrite is by his great-great granddaughter. This book was easy to read with lots of adventure, romance, and intrigue. The last quarter of the book brings Christ into the /5. Ben-Hur: The Book that Shook the World. In newspaper articles and at speaking engagements, he was sometimes just called Ben-Hur. The most vivid scenes in the book are also the spectacular ones from the movie—the Roman fleet’s battle at sea, the chariot race between Ben-Hur and his enemy Messala, and the crucifixion. Jan 19,  · Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a novel by Lew Wallace published on November 12, by Harper & Brothers. Wallace's work is part of an important sub-genre of historical fiction set among the characters of the New Testament/5. Ben-Hur struggles with this concept throughout the novel before accepting Balthasar’s interpretation as he witnesses the Crucifixion. Ben-Hur also meets Balthasar’s daughter, Iras, who flirts and acts coquettish with Ben-Hur. Iras’ wiles do entice Ben-Hur despite the nagging thoughts in his mind for Esther, Simonides’ daughter.

Jan 01,  · This book is one of the most popular and beloved 19th century American novels. This faithful New Testament tale combines the events of the life of Jesus with grand historical spectacle in the exciting story of Judah of the House of Hur, a man who finds /5(). Synopsis. Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) is a wealthy merchant living in Judea at the time of Christ. Under the influence of the oppressive Roman Empire, the land seethes with talk of revolt, and Caesar has sent more soldiers to quell the potential uprising. This became the first book of Ben-Hur, with the rest of the novel describing the “religious and political conditions of the world at the time of the coming,” as he says in his Autobiography. Was Lew Wallace a Christian? Although Wallace was indifferent to religion before writing the book, he says in the preface to “The First Christmas. Dec 29,  · Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ considered "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century". It became a best-selling American novel and remained at the top of the bestseller lists until the publication 4/5.