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Ben Hur AUTHOR Lew Wallace Read & Download ☆ 104 R most important libraries around the world and other notations in the workThis work is in the public domain in the United States of America and possibly other nations Within the United States you may freely copy and distribute this work as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the workAs a reproduction of a historical artifact. 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 to spread themes and ideas about humanity as a whole Both novels also regularly divert from the storytelling to provide detailed insights into history This is perhaps where Ben Hur is stronger than Les Miserables in that as a novel it works historical detail better into the plot However Les Miserables message of grace and redemption holds as much power as this tale if not If you ve failed to see the famous and eually classic Charlton Heston 1959 film of this novel then you would be in the minority There are very few individuals without some knowledge of the film s story and plot a grand sweeping tragedy that comes full circle and moves the character Judah Ben Hur from prince to slave to prince again The book is no different though there are perhaps elements better highlighted in each version of the tale There is a well portrayed sense of a love triangle within the novel for instance that is not there in the film However this love triangle exists purely to work a contrast between love and death and love and dutyIt is powerful how Lew Wallace worked his novel to feature ideas that could be linked back into his modern times Firstly there is the internal and consistent religiousChristian theology and debate that ensures within the novel a line of inuiry that vanishes from the 1959 film to be replaced with other eually strong motives The way in which Wallace writes about the disparity between the different racial groups of his novel the Romans Greeks Israelites Arabs Negroes and Egyptians possibly works as a form of social criticism of his own era There is the point made that the Jews live in bondage under the Romans and are treated as much inferior people This in turn reminds one of how African Americans were treated during the 1880s and beyond as an inferior group One can perhaps wonder whether Lew Wallace is observing the differences in the way groups of his own time interact and are treated and working them into his novel Indeed when it came to freedom and slavery key themes within this novel Wallace claimed In the nature of things Freedom and Slavery cannot be coexistent and if Freedom is lost the Democratic party is responsible To him the presence of some slavery made it impossible for true freedom to exist anywhere within the country 1 Down Eros up Mars Essentially Ben Hur is a novel of many contrasts epitomised by this uote made famous through the film It is a novel of revenge versus love death versus life kingship versus servant hood It is a novel of all the things that compose Christianity in many regards with how Christ came and turned many things upside down in that regard Ben Hur is compared to the journeys of the Romans around him and serves to show the effect of Christ upon a hate filled individual He is particularly compared to his friend Messala On the other hand Esther is compared to the Egyptian with the differences in love and respect for their parents particularly noticeable Then there is the overall comparison of Roman rule when it clashes with Jewish rule or law Ben Hur is a great tale and it is a real testament to its greatness that it has survived through the years and in many forms As with Les Miserables it is a must read historical fiction classic Though there are periods at the beginning of the novel that serve as slow exposition and could cause the reader to lose track of the plot the novel itself is a masterful fiction work Leave behind the pseudo historical fiction works of the modern mega selling authors and the fantasy worlds that enthral modern readers Ben Hur is the eual and better of any of them though it may not suit one s modern taste particularly well as some may note the difficulty of being forced to keep focused on everything within the novel Give Ben Hur a read and down with Mars down with Eros and up with true love

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Ben Hur AUTHOR Lew Wallace Read & Download ☆ 104 This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it This work was reproduced from the original artifact and remains as true to the original work as possible Therefore you will see the original copyright references library stamps as most of these works have been housed in ou. Ben Hur A Tale of the Christ is a novel by Lew Wallace published by Harper Brothers on November 12 1880 and considered the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century The story recounts in descriptive detail the adventures of Judah Ben Hur a Jewish prince from Jerusalem who is enslaved by the Romans at the beginning of the 1st century and becomes a charioteer and a Christian Running in parallel with Judah s narrative is the unfolding story of Jesus from the same region and around the same age The novel reflects themes of betrayal conviction and redemption with a revenge plot that leads to a story of love and compassion 1971 1339 8 535 19 1363 337 1880

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Ben Hur AUTHOR Lew Wallace Read & Download ☆ 104 This work may contain missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc Scholars believe and we concur that this work is important enough to be preserved reproduced and made generally available to the public We appreciate your support of the preservation process and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. Excellent novel weak theology