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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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I have loved the movie, Ben- Hur since I first saw it in a re-release in 1968. It has taken me 48 years to read the book. I was surprised that the 1959 movie, which I love, was so boring in book form ... Read full review

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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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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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