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Wildside Press, Mar 1, 2009 - Fiction - 628 pages
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The adventure of a Hebrew named Messala, taking place in Biblical times during the Roman occupation of Israel and the coming of Christ.

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classic Bible related historical fiction

User Review  - homeschoolbookreview - Borders

I just bought this book and haven't read it yet, but we've seen both the classic film with Charleton Heston and the kid's animated video narrated by Heston. We've also heard the Focus on the Family Radio Theater dramatization of the book. I am looking forward to reading the original. Read full review

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User Review  - Seth Jones - Goodreads

Nowadays, Ben-Hur is mostly known as the basis for the Oscar-winning film adaptation starring Charlton Heston in the title role, usually shown in reruns in this week before Easter. In its own time ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Lew Wallace was an American lawyer, soldier, politician and author. During active duty as a second lieutenant in the Mexican-American War, Wallace met Abraham Lincoln, who would later inspire him to join the Republican Party and fight for the Union in the American Civil War. Following the end of the war, Wallace retired from the army and began writing, completing his most famous work, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ while serving as the governor of New Mexico Territory. Ben-Hur would go on to become the best-selling American novel of the nineteenth century, and is noted as one of the most influential Christian books ever written. Although Ben-Hur is his most famous work, Wallace published continuously throughout his lifetime. Other notable titles include, The Boyhood of Christ, The Prince of India, several biographies and his own autobiography. Wallace died in 1909 at the age of 77, after a lifetime of service in the American army and government.

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