Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ



Epub Ben Hur A Tale Of The Christ Author Lew Wallace Jwdfitness.co.uk Ben Hur Titre Original Ben Hur A Tale Of The Christ, Litt Ralement Ben Hur Un R Cit Du Christ , Est Un Roman De L Crivain Am Ricain Lewis Wallace Publi En 1880 Et Qui Relate L Histoire D Un Prince Juif Fictif, Judah Ben Hur, L Poque De J Sus Christ En France, Le Roman Est Publi D S 1885 Il Conna T Un Succ S Imm Diat, Et A T Traduit Dans Quasiment Toutes Les Langues.J Rusalem, An 15 Judah Ben Hur, Jeune H Ritier D Une Des Plus Grandes Familles De L Aristocratie Juive, Est Accus Par Le Procurateur De Jud E, Valerius Gratus Cette Accusation D Coule D Un Accident Il N Y A Pas Eu D Enqu Te Avant La Condamnation, Et Pas De T Moin Pouvant Corroborer Les Faits La M Re Et La S Ur De Judah Ben Hur Sont Jet Es En Prison, Ses Biens Sont Confisqu S Et Il Est Envoy Aux Gal Res Sur Les Ordres De Messala, Son Ami D Enfance Romain, Commandant De La Garnison De Jud E L , Il Rencontre Un Romain Nomm Arrius Qui Il Sauve La Vie Pendant Une Bataille Navale Arrius L Adopte Et Fait De Lui Son H Ritier Devenu Immens Ment Riche, Il Peut Profiter De Cette Fortune Pour Mener Bien Son Sombre Dessein La Vengeance.Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Lewis Lew Wallace was a lawyer, governor, Union general in the American Civil War, American statesman, and author, best remembered for his historical novel Ben Hur A Tale of the Christ.From Civil War Biography Although he would have much preferred to be remembered as a highly successful military hero, Lew Wallace has been thwarted in this ambition and is best known as an author Born in Indiana

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  1. says:

    Ben Hur A Tale of the Christ, Lewis Lew Wallace, New York Grosset Dunlap, 1908 , 491 P.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 It became a best selling American novel, surpassing Harriet Beecher Stowe s Uncle Tom s Cabin 1852 in sales The book also inspired other novels with biblical settings and was adapted for the stage and motion picture productions Ben Hur remained at the top of the US all time bestseller list until the publication of Margaret Mitchell s Gone with the Wind 1936 The 1959 MGM film adaptation of Ben Hur was seen by tens of millions and won eleven Academy Awards in 1960, after which the book s sales increased and it surpassed Gone with the Wind It was blessed by Pope Leo XIII, the first novel ever to receive such praise The success of the novel and its stage and film adaptations also helped it to become a popular cultural icon that was used to promote numerous commercial products 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...

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    The first thing I want to address is the speed of this book I first read this book in the fall or winter of 1971, and at that time, as a high school senior, I was well accustomed to reading Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, and all those other authors of the Victorian era and before Back then, I read one Shakespeare play every year for high school English literature with support from my friends and the teacher , and had even slogged through the assigned portions of Beowulf That said.in 1971, I was just awestruck dumbfounded enthralled by the book Ben Hur on so many levels It was one of the foundational books of my adolescence I tried to pick the book up again in 2011, 40 years later, and found it to be much harder to get into By this time, I d seen the 1959 version twice, and had even seen the 1925 version twice Incidentally, some critics say the 1925 chariot race is superior to the 1959 version, because of some of the heroic camera shots and stuntmen of the 1920s Check it out for yourself So I ve completed Ben Hur again now, with the help of Audible books My point about the speed of this book, is that we have all succumbed to the fast pace of Sesame Street In this fast moving era, we can no longer tolerate pausing for a moment in the story to feel the bree...

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    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 equally 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 versio...

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    Is not his the law, Eye for eye, hand for hand, foot for foot Oh, in all these years I have dreamed of vengeance, and prayed and provided for it, and gathered patience from the growing of my store, thinking and promising, as the Lord liveth, it will one day buy me punishment of the wrong doers Who s in for a revenge tale set in the first century a.C Ben Hur is a man who s perfectly happy He has a mother and a sister who love him, and he s friends with a Roman, and that puts him in a position of privilege All is well until one day he killed a Roman governor It was an accident, but no one believes him He s desperate, yet he can do nothing.But wait, he has a friend Messalla who can help him Too bad he betrays him and sends him to the galleys in a life sentence.Obviously, Ben Hur is angry His life has been completely ruined He will never get to see his family again because the passage to the galleys is a one way ticket.By some turns of events call them fate or luck the ship in which he worked sank and he managed to get out and save a governor Saving that governor gained him a great price Fortune Now, with money, his hatred t...

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    Historical fiction as a genre was first developed by the writers of the Romantic school, which arose around the end of the 18th century the Romantics were drawn by the exoticism of historical settings and the drama of epochal events, and even of daily life in a time was life was wilder and dangerous Lew Wallace s masterwork stands squarely in this tradition, but takes it in a new direction For the first couple of Romantic generations, history largely meant European history Biblical history, outside of the text of the Bible itself, simply wasn t that well known archaeology was in its infancy, and neither writers or readers could really imagine the Biblical world as it actually was.By 1880, however, scholarship had pulled back the curtain of obscurity enough to bring to light the basic contours of that ancient and Near Eastern world, and a full fledged epic novel of the time of Christ had become possible It was Lew Wallace s destiny to write it A lawyer politician with a military background in both the Mexican and Civil Wars, he was already a successful historical novelist At the time he embarked on writing Ben Hur, by his own statement, he had no partic...

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    Third Reading Lent 2017Could there be a better classic to read during Lent Second reading Lent 2016 Absolutely better on the second reading What American is unaware of the Charlton Heston chariot race It is absolutely iconic In Anne of Green Gables, Anne is caught reading Ben Hur during lessons but couldn t put it down because of the intensity of the chariot race Most Americans have grown up with at least a passing exposure to the Hollywood epic of Ben Hur and therefore will find the text to be surreal and disorienting at first and then much richer than the beloved movie as the story evolves This very complex story has a whole cast of important characters and hundreds of pages to work out their stories It is a lot to read and keep straight but it is packed with one incredible story and some of the most beautiful biblical imagery I have ever read While the story is layered, exciting and quick moving, it is the beautiful scenery that Wallace paints that stays with me Wallace carefully orients the reader in the sights, smells and people in the background of each scene This makes for very entertaining reading but in the scenes with Christ, this leaves a reader feeling as though they were actually there We see Christ through 3rd person eyes but ...

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    I ve been meaning to read this book for at least 40 or 50 years and have just never gotten farther than starting it and then not finishing it The reason I hadn t finished it in the past was that I d pick something else up to read See this book was written or at least published in 1880the language and the writing reflect that.Look, that is not a criticism it s simply a fact I had trouble acclimating myself to the period writing.Also I suspect most reading this will have seen the Charlton Heston film It will be almost impossible not to compare the two Let me say therefore that I like the movie and have seen it enough to have favorite parts That said there are significant differences in the book and movie s there are a couple other movies of the same book The book has much content about Jesus I mean the book is sub...

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    The first sign that I should not have read this book was the discrepancy in hours between the abridged and unabridged versions on audible Unabridged 21 hours, Abridged 3 hours I bought it anyway and soon discovered why There s about 15% story and 85% fluff in Ben Hur It is, hands down, the best argument for editing I have ever read For example, there was a section in the beginning where two men embraced That s all we need to know, right No, no Of course not We have to hear that they threw their right arm around each other, keeping the left to the side as was custom at that time They then touched chins to each other s shoulder, withdrew and did the same thing on the other side all the while smiling and wishing each other well.That might not seem so bad But when every facet of every scene is so unrelentingly explored, it gets old real quick.The book proceeds for the next four hours to retell the birth of Jesus in painstaking detail Want to know what kind of trimming lined each of the wise men s shawls Then READ THIS BOOK.The moment that really made me want to stop reading was when the author admitted how exhaustive his story was When finally introduced to Ben Hur in hour five, he decided to take a moment to describe the rise and fall of Herod and the ensuing political uprisings With all of this detail behind he said, The reader shall be spared a full chapter on Jewish politics Spared Are you kidding You realiz...

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    Indiscutabil cel mai bun roman despre nceputurile r sp ndirii cre tinismului, declarat ca o scriere care, ntre sf r itul secolului XIX i nceputul secolului XX, a adus religiei lui Cristos un uria aport de adep i Prin 2012 v zusem filmul o pelicul cu Charlton Heston , apoi, plimb ndu m prin bibliotec i ne tiind ce s aleg era n era c nd nc nu mi des v r isem interesele , tot uit ndu m prin colec ia de la Adev rul, am dat cu ochii de titlul acesta i mi adusesem aminte c filmul mi pl cuse foarte mult Bun Ajung acas i ncep Introducere n atmosfera oriental Iudeea din timpul lui Cristos sub st p nire roman Cei trei magi vin din 3 direc ii diferite primele capitole nu sunt cuprinse n film probabil din lips de spa iu, c ci pelicula i a a, scurt cuprinz toare, are 212 minute variant cea mai scurt la care, cred eu, putea fi adus iar de aici ncepe aventura prin ului Hur Romanul are dou planuri diferite ca dimensiune spa ial i nu temporar , care ur...

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    Wow I have put off reading Ben Hur for years because well it was just too long, too big, to old, to boring sounding And after seeing the horrible rendition of the movie I thought that I certainly didn t need to read it any time soon Finally however my sister convinced me to read it and as soon as I picked it up I was hooked.It takes a truly great author to write historical fiction I believe for unlike Fantasy, where you can make everything up, historical fiction has to be at least somewhat historically accurate and if its not, well Lord help the author whose book I come across that is not historically accurate Lew Wallis is one of those few truly great authors that can write a compelling, interesting, exciting, vivid, detailed, fast paced, sweeping, epic, historical fiction book that gives the genre a great name Ben Hur has got to be one of the best pieces of literary work written that I have ever read.At first, reading Ben Hur, I was sympathetic towards Egypt and didn t like Esther who I thought weak and a wimp M...

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