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Ben-Hur - Lew Wallace
Ben-Hur
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Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. His old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. They become bitter enemies. Because of an unfortunate accident, Ben-Hur is sent to slave in the mines while his... show more
Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. His old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. They become bitter enemies. Because of an unfortunate accident, Ben-Hur is sent to slave in the mines while his family is sent to leprosy caves. As Messala is dying from being crushed in a chariot race, he reveals where Ben-Hur's family is. On the road to find them, Ben-Hur meets the Christ as he is on the road to Golgotha to be crucified. That day changes Ben-Hur's life forever, for that is the day he becomes a believer.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781404185715 (1404185712)
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 Ben Hur
bookshelves: published-1880, spring-2011, re-read, period-piece, ancient-history, slaves, play-dramatisation, ouch, roman-civilisation Read from April 16 to 21, 2011 ** spoiler alert ** General Lew Wallacehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/...Michael Gambon narrates the biblical passages.
AmySea
AmySea rated it
Probably a great story. But when I'm reading it on the bus and find myself starting to nod off, I know it's one that I'll have to force myself through.
Ironic Contradictions
Ironic Contradictions rated it
5.0 Ben-Hur (Oxford World's Classics)
"Out of that vast tomb Christianity issued to supersede the Caesars."Ben Hur is one of those classic works better recognised for its many adaptations. To this end it seems fair to compare it to another highly similar work - Les Miserables. Both are classic historical fiction works which use history ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
General Lew Wallacehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b007jr51/Lew_Wallaces_Ben_Hur_A_Friendship_Betrayed/Michael Gambon narrates the biblical passages.
knittingnut
knittingnut rated it
3.0 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (World's Best Reading)
i hope i enjoy it as much as the film
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