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Ben-Hur : A Tale of the Christ
by Lew Wallace


Overview - Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a novel by Lew Wallace published for the first time in 1880. Considered "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century," it was the best-selling American novel from the time of its publication, superseding Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852).  Read more...

 
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Overview
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a novel by Lew Wallace published for the first time in 1880. Considered "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century," it was the best-selling American novel from the time of its publication, superseding Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852). Following release of the 1959 MGM film adaptation of Ben-Hur, which was seen by tens of millions and won 11 Academy Awards in 1960, book sales surpassed Gone with the Wind. The story recounts the adventures of Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem in the 1st century. Judah's childhood friend Messala returns home as an ambitious commanding officer of the Roman legions. During a military parade, a tile falls from the roof of Judah's house and barely misses the Roman governor. Although Messala knows that they are not guilty, he condemns the Ben-Hur family. Judah is sent to the Roman galleys for life; his mother and sister are imprisoned and all the family property is confiscated. Jewish prince Judah Ben-Hur is betrayed by his childhood friend Messala and sentenced to life as a Roman slave. During a pirate attack in the Aegean, Ben-Hur saves the life of a galley commander, his fortunes improve and he returns to Galilee a free man. There, his quest for vengeance turns into insurrection, but his life is transformed when he witnesses Christ's baptism by John the Baptist.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781530995516
  • ISBN-10: 1530995515
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 538
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.09 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.57 pounds


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