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by Lew Wallace
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
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 7 years ago
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 7 years ago
"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 10 years ago
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 10 years ago
i hope i enjoy it as much as the film
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it 11 years ago
As a Jew I have two main reasons (and many, many lesser ones) for being interested in Christ narratives. In order of importance, those two are:1) Not having grown up with the story of Jesus too-heavily ingrained in me, it's easy for to me to see it as a little foreign and alien, and therefore fascin...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it 11 years ago
As a Jew I have two main reasons (and many, many lesser ones) for being interested in Christ narratives. In order of importance, those two are:1) Not having grown up with the story of Jesus too-heavily ingrained in me, it's easy for to me to see it as a little foreign and alien, and therefore fascin...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it 11 years ago
As a Jew I have two main reasons (and many, many lesser ones) for being interested in Christ narratives. In order of importance, those two are:1) Not having grown up with the story of Jesus too-heavily ingrained in me, it's easy for to me to see it as a little foreign and alien, and therefore fascin...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it 11 years ago
As a Jew I have two main reasons (and many, many lesser ones) for being interested in Christ narratives. In order of importance, those two are:1) Not having grown up with the story of Jesus too-heavily ingrained in me, it's easy for to me to see it as a little foreign and alien, and therefore fascin...
The Review Man
The Review Man rated it 18 years ago
Ben Hur is not a book for lazy readers. If you think you can worm your way out of a book report by watching the movie, for example, you'll likely fail; the book is vastly different than the film version.While the film is condensed and jumpy, the novel prefers to let the action take a back seat to ch...
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