Ben-Hur (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

Ben-Hur (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Lew Wallace
     
 

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Bestseller Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880) combines the romance, melodrama, and spiritual piety common in the sentimental novels of the nineteenth century with the action, adventure, and intrigue found in the more lurid tales of the day. The story takes its Jewish hero, Judah Ben-Hur, across the Roman Empire of the first century, initially on a quest forSee more details below

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Bestseller Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880) combines the romance, melodrama, and spiritual piety common in the sentimental novels of the nineteenth century with the action, adventure, and intrigue found in the more lurid tales of the day. The story takes its Jewish hero, Judah Ben-Hur, across the Roman Empire of the first century, initially on a quest for revenge against the Roman childhood friend who betrayed him and then finally on a more spiritual quest to understand the nature of the new teacher Jesus Christ.

Lew Wallace said that he wrote Ben-Hur as a way of sorting out his own beliefs concerning God and Christ. In the process, he inspired the faith of millions of readers, prompting many clergy of the day to reverse their churches' long-held opposition to novels and actually encourage their congregations to read Ben-Hur.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760763063
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
10/14/2004
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages:
664
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.38(d)

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