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Penguin, Feb 4, 2003 - Fiction - 576 pages
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One of the most popular American novels of all time, General Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur vividly reimagines the mighty Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity. The saga of Judah Ben-Hur’s spiritual journey from slavery to vengeance to redemption is both a vivid historical adventure and a powerful story of one man’s religious awakening. As Blake Allmendinger writes in his Introduction to this Modern Library Paperback Classic, “Ben-Hur has endured for more than one hundred years because it offers something for everyone. The story of the Jewish hero Ben-Hur, his conflict with the Roman warrior Messala, and his conversion to Christianity at the foot of the Cross, combines adventure, sentimentality, athletic spectacle, and religious devotion.”

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Review: Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

User Review  - Sharon Powers - Goodreads

BEN-HUR: A TALE OF THE CHRIST By Lew Wallace Book Review by:Sharon Powers. Ulysses S. Grant sat to read the new novel, Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ. The words of the book soon caught his imagination ... Read full review

Review: Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

User Review  - David Sarkies - Goodreads

One man's search for redemption 27 July 2010 Needless to say that the book is much better than the movie, and when it comes to Ben Hur, that is definitely saying something. While the famous scenes in ... Read full review

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Wallace was an American novelist, lawyer, territorial governor and a diplomat.

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