Ben-Hur

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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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User Review  - robeik - LibraryThing

When I was in primary school I read almost a book a day from the school library. Ben Hur was on the shelf, but I never selected it to take home to read. Now 40+ years later I have finally read it; I ... Read full review

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This is a very interesting novel. Here are some items I will look for if I watch the movie again, or items that are in contrast to the film: Is Balthasar's daughter a vamp for Messala, and a real ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER VI
CHAPTER VII
CHAPTER VIII
CHAPTER IX
CHAPTER X
CHAPTER XI
CHAPTER XII
CHAPTER XIII

CHAPTER VII
CHAPTER VIII
CHAPTER IX
CHAPTER X
CHAPTER XI
CHAPTER XII
CHAPTER XIII
CHAPTER XIV
BOOK SECOND
CHAPTER I
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER IV
CHAPTER V
CHAPTER VI
CHAPTER VII
BOOK THIRD
CHAPTER I
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER IV
CHAPTER V
CHAPTER VI
BOOK FOURTH
CHAPTER I
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER IV
CHAPTER V
CHAPTER XIV
CHAPTER XV
CHAPTER XVI
CHAPTER XVII
BOOK FIFTH
CHAPTER I
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER IV
CHAPTER V
BOOK SIXTH
CHAPTER I
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER IV
CHAPTER V
CHAPTER VI
CHAPTER I
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER IV
CHAPTER V
BOOK EIGHTH
CHAPTER I
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER IV
CHAPTER V
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Blake Allmendinger is professor of English at UCLA. A leading scholar of American literature, his books include Ten Most Wanted: The New Western Literature.

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