Lew Wallace's classic novel, subtitled A Tale of the Christ, is abridged for easy reading. Follow the story of the young Jew Ben-Hur, who thirsts for revenge against the hated Roman Empire--until he meets another young Jew named Jesus.
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This classic novel, subtitled A Tale of the Crist, has fascinated readers for generations with its vivid depictions of Jesus' life interwoven with the fictional story of Judah Ben-Hur, a young Jew who finds his life inexorably changed by the Messiah.From the Inside Flap:
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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Book Description Barbour Publishing, Incorporated, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX158660466X