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by Lewis Wallace

  • ISBN: 114188402X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Lewis Wallace
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Nabu Press (January 1, 2010)
  • Pages: 592 pages
  • FB2 size: 1963 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Ben-Hur is one of the best selling books of all times. This poignant novel intertwines the life stories of a Jewish charioteer named Judah Ben-Hur and Jesus Christ. It explores the themes of betrayal and redemption.

Ben-Hur is one of the best selling books of all times. Ben-Hur's family is wrongly accused and convicted of treason during the time of Christ. Ben-Hur fights to clear his family's name and is ultimately inspired by the rise of Jesus Christ and his message.

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a novel by Lew Wallace, published by Harper and Brothers on November 12, 1880 and considered "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century". It became a best-selling American novel, surpassing Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) in sales. The book also inspired other novels with biblical settings and was adapted for the stage and motion picture productions

The book also inspired other novels with biblical settings and was ada Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a novel by Lew Wallace published by Harper and Brothers on November 12, 1880, and considered "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century". It became a best-selling American novel, surpassing Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852). The book also inspired other novels with biblical settings and was adapted for the stage and motion picture productions.

A tale of the christ. Duke Classics does not accept responsibility for loss suffered as a result of reliance upon the accuracy or currency of information contained in this book. A Tale of the Christ. First published in 1880. Chapter I. Chapter II.

Lewis Wallace, Lew Wallace. Ben-Hur is one of the best selling books of all times. A powerful, compelling novel.

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Juda Ben Hur jest młodym żydowskim księciem. Lewis Wallace (1827–1905) - amerykański pisarz, prawnik i dyplomata. Jako żołnierz służył podczas wojny z Meksykiem w 1846–1848 oraz w trakcie wojny secesyjnej.

Juda Ben Hur jest młodym żydowskim księciem. Na skutek zdrady przyjaciela z dzieciństwa zostaje fałszywie oskarżony o zamach na rzymskiego gubernatora. Trafia na dożywotnie galery. Wkrótce jego los ponownie się odmieni, a bohater na swej drodze spotka najsłynniejszego Galilejczyka. Przez kilka lat zajmował stanowisko gubernatora Terytorium Nowego Meksyku. Był mężem poetki Susan Wallace.

Ben-Hur door Lewis Wallace. Public Domain Mark . Early illustrated Dutch translation of Ben-Hur (526 pages). It is unknown who published it and who the illustrator was.

Lewis Wallace (April 10, 1827 – February 15, 1905) was an American lawyer, Union general in the American Civil War, governor of the New Mexico Territory, politician, diplomat, and author from Indiana. Among his novels and biographies, Wallace is best known for his historical adventure story, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880), a bestselling novel that has been called "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century.

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Reviews about Ben-Hur (7):
This is a great classic, and the number one selling novel in the US in the 19th century. It is the original, without 20th century "improvements". The style is very old, but the depth is worth wading through. One thing that will put off readers who are not willing to be challenged is the dialog is in King James English (or semblance thereof). The reason for this is that this is "a tale of the Christ", as the subtitle indicates; our hero, Ben Hur, is a witness of events in the Gospels near the end of the novel. At the time the book was written, the only widely used English Bible was the King James, and it was considered inappropriate to "reword" the Bible. Therefore, any dialog from events in the Bible is taken verbatim from the King James, and for consistency (?), most of the rest of the dialog in the novel is also in King James English. Please beware of the fact that there is one edition of the "original" from the mid-20th century (published to go along with the 1959 movie) that updates the language and is easier reading, but the plot is different and the theology is missing. Like steak vs. hamburger, it does require a little more chewing, but the flavor is much better.
All I remembered about Ben Hur was the Charlton Heston movie, which I saw when I was young -- and all I remembered of that was the galley scenes and of course the chariot scene. The reason I bought and read the book was because of the title: A Tale of the Christ. About half way through the book, I did a Google Search on it and found that it was one of the most popular Christian pieces of literature of all time. I had no idea! I am only 82% of the way through the book, but will rank up there in the top 5 books of all time for me. I especially appreciate Ben Hur's struggle between his human desire for an earthly king, and his soul's need for a heavenly savior -- and the influences in his life to lead him to the truth. A book for all of humanity.
The author does a masterful job of weaving Ben-Hur's story into the story of Jesus' life on earth. The characterizations are full and rich, the description of the settings is thorough and evocative, and the plot is well conceived, alternating between pulse-pounding action and philosophical/theological dialogue. Written as it was in the 19th century, this book uses King James English for the dialogue, which is notable, but I didn't find it overly distracting. I was thoroughly engrossed in the story from beginning to end.
After reading The Robe this past spring I was inspired to read more classic Christian literature and Ben Hur topped my list, but it was a slow start. The language is old-fashioned and ponderous and took me a while to get used to. The description and imagery is minute in detail and while interesting, can be tedious to wade through. That said, the story was beautiful. I am always fascinated by juxtaposition of people’s lives in relation to history, especially the history surrounding the life and ministry of Jesus. The Hur’s are a pious Jewish family under the heavy-handed reign of Rome and Wallace gives us a honest and factual look into the heart and expectation the Jewish people had for their Messiah- wrapped in an action-packed, romantic, philosophical novel. Keep reading; you’ll eventually be grabbed by the story despite the telling of it.
Ben Hur. A classic tale about revenge. A tale about finding out who really has your back,discovering who you can really trust. Finding out that who you thought these people were may not be in reality who they are at their heart. All along the way finding out you arent the person you thought you were either. Worth the read. The beginning part of the book takes its time in character development. Don't rush this, its important latter. Ben Hur is meant to be enjoyed piece by piece. Slowly like a good ole chunk of cake. Please read and enjoy.
I was exposed to this Christian tale as a kid watching the 1959 movie starring Charleton Heston. After seeing two other versions (CB DeMille 1920s version) and the latest watered down version (2016?) I tracked down the original novel written by the Civil War general. I was blown away - the film versions do not tell the complete story. The film version water down the story of the Magi, do not cover all of Messalah's personal background ( he had a girlfriend - the daughter of one of the Magi's), and the 1959 & 2016 versions do not expound on the books telling of Ben Hur raising 2 legions of Jews to fight for and support the Messiah. Remember that this novel (which became a best seller read by then US President Grant) was written in the 1870s so reading it requires more concentration.
Modern literature pales in comparison to how this story is told. Character development is deep and full. I have to say, I was surprised at the artistic license taken by both the Charlton Heston movie version as well as the 2015/16 remake. This story differs from both in marvelous ways. You won't be able to skim through this, it will force you to ponder and reflect. I'm so glad I decided to read this. A masterpiece!
I am glad I read it. I bought it after seeing the most recent movie, which was very different from the 50's movie. I slogged through it and saw that it is closer to new movie than the Heston movie was. After reading it, I watched my laser disc copy of the silent movie. That is the closest to the novel. Of all versions I like the 50's movie the most. The villains in the novel are just too awful. There is no relationship between Messala and Ben Hur. And Iras is just a cartoon. She is so easy to see through. But not by Ben Hur. The book is pretty heavy handed. The sub-title is apt. Much of the book is about Jesus. Balthasar (yes, that Balthasar) is probably the 4th biggest character in the book. And of course he is the father of the evilest villain in the book. Read The Three Musketeers or some Jules Verne. You really can skip this book.

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