Ben Hur

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ISBN: 1517585961
Release Date: 2015-10-19
Number of pages: 496
Author: Lew Wallace
Publisher: CreateSpace

Download and read online Ben Hur in PDF and EPUB Considered "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century," it became a best-selling American novel. Blessed by Pope Leo XIII, the novel was the first work of fiction to be so honored. The story recounts in descriptive detail the adventures of Judah Ben-Hur, a fictional 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, who comes from the same region and is a similar age. The novel reflects themes of betrayal, conviction, and redemption, with a revenge plot that leads to a story of love and compassion. When Judah Ben-Hur's childhood friend, Messala, returns from school indoctrinated by Roman teachings, he cruelly mocks Ben-Hur's Jewish beliefs. Messala works for the new Roman governor, Gratus, who stages an inaugural parade through Judaea. As Ben-Hur watches the scene, he accidentally dislodges a loose tile from his house, which hits the leader. Messala, enraged, ensures that Ben-Hur is harshly sentenced without trial and that his mother and sister are imprisoned. The tale that follows explains how Ben-Hur is relieved of his sentence and returns to a life of prosperity while looking for his family and seeking revenge against Messala. Amid it all, Ben-Hur becomes a follower of the carpenter who he believes will make war against the Romans - although he learns that earthly revenge is not the way of Christ. The story begins with Wallace's account of the biblical wise men meeting and following the star to Christ. Later, he provides an account of Mary and Joseph seeking a birthplace for Jesus. Ben-Hur, his friends and his family live in the time of Jesus' ministry and crucifixion, and they follow the Savior, initially anticipating His creation of an earthly kingdom to overthrow Rome. In Wallace's account, Ben-Hur witnesses and tells others about Jesus' miracles, including how He heals Ben-Hur's mother and sister of leprosy. Ben-Hur is the man who offers the wine-vinegar to Christ on the Cross. And in doing so, places himself in the history of great christian literary fiction.


Ben Hur

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ISBN: 1332583172
Release Date: 2016-06-24
Number of pages: 456
Author: Lewis Wallace
Publisher: Forgotten Books

Download and read online Ben Hur in PDF and EPUB Excerpt from Ben-Hur Novela de la Epoca de Jesucristo No esta averiguado si dos pueblos occidentales, tan dados siempre a no relerias, sintieron la misma impresion de curiosidad admirativa al contcme piar por primera vez un dromedario preparado para atravesar el desierto; pero hoy, al sentir el paso de una caravana, hasta llos que han vivido largoa tiempo entre los beduinos se vuelven y se detienen admirados a contents piarla. No consiste el encanto en el aspecto de estos rumiantes, en su cae minar pesado y torpe ni en sus movimientos desprovistos de gracia; pero asi como el mejor adorno del mar es un barco, estos animales constituyen el mejor adorno del desierto. El que acalhba de vadear el arroyo hubiera podido reclamar con justicia el acostumbrado homenaje admirativo de los viajeros. El color de su piel, su tamano, su andadura, su carne, no gruesa, pero musculosa; su cuello largo, delgado, encorvado como el del cisne; su: hocico fino, estirado, y cuyo extremo podria aprisionarse con el brazalete de una dama; sus movimientos acompasados y firmes, todo atestiguaba su. Sangre siria, vieja como. Ciro y absolutamente inapreciable. Llevaba la aces. Tumbrada cabezada que le cubria la frente con franja escarlata, y guarnecian su cuello cadenas de bronce colgantes, terminadas por sendas campanillas de plata; pero no tenia riendas para e'l jinete ni ronzal para el conductor. L.a silla era un prodigio que en cualquier pueblo del Oeste hubiera hecho la fortuna del inventor. Consistia en dos cajones de madera de unos cuatrol pies escasos cada uno, pendientes, como alforjas, del lomo del rumiante, Y tapizados y dispuestos para que el jinete pudiera sentarse o tenderse a. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."


Ben Hur

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Release Date: 2016-09-01
Number of pages: 555
Author: Lew Wallace
Publisher: Bible Study Steps

Download and read online Ben Hur in PDF and EPUB Ben-Hur is a fictional story that recounts, in descriptive detail, the adventures of Judah Ben-Hur, a fictional 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, who comes from the same region and is a similar age. The novel reflects themes of betrayal, conviction, and redemption, with a revenge plot that leads to a story of love and compassion.


The Bookman

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ISBN: OSU:32435063992630
Release Date: 1903
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Bigger than Ben Hur

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ISBN: 9780815653318
Release Date: 2016-01-21
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Author: Barbara Ryan
Publisher: Syracuse University Press

Download and read online Bigger than Ben Hur in PDF and EPUB First published in 1880, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ became a best-seller. The popular novel spawned an 1899 stage adaptation, reaching audiences of over 10 million, and two highly successful film adaptations. For over a century, it has become a ubiquitous pop cultural presence, representing a deeply powerful story and monumental experience for some and a defining work of bad taste and false piety for others. The first and only collection of essays on this pivotal cultural icon, Bigger Than "Ben-Hur" addresses Lew Wallace’s beloved classic to explore its polarizing effect and to expand the contexts within which it can be studied. In the essays gathered here, scholars approach Ben-Hur from multiple directions— religious and secular, literary, theatrical, and cinematic—to understand not just one story in varied formats but also what they term the "Ben-Hur tradition." Drawing from a wide range of disciplines, contributions include the rise of the Protestant novel in the United States; relationships between and among religion, spectacle, and consumerism; the "New Woman" in early Hollywood; and a "wish list" for future adaptations, among others. Together, these essays explore how this remarkably fluid story of faith, love, and revenge has remained relevant to audiences across the globe for over 130 years.


Ben Hur A Tale Of The Christ

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ISBN: 141910960X
Release Date: 2004-06-01
Number of pages: 560
Author: Lew Wallace
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

Download and read online Ben Hur A Tale Of The Christ in PDF and EPUB Thank thou thy God, he said to Ben-Hur, after a look at the galleys, "thank thou thy God, as I do my many gods. A pirate would sink, not save, yon ship. By the act and the helmet on the mast I know a Roman. The victory is mine. Fortune hath not deserted me. We are saved.


Classics A Very Short Introduction

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ISBN: 9780192853851
Release Date: 2000-02-24
Number of pages: 145
Author: Mary Beard
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

Download and read online Classics A Very Short Introduction in PDF and EPUB Explores the relationship between the contemporary world and the ancient one.


The Academy

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105028011679
Release Date: 1905
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How Far Can You See Classic Reprint

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ISBN: 1334963231
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Number of pages: 24
Author: Florence Wells
Publisher: Forgotten Books

Download and read online How Far Can You See Classic Reprint in PDF and EPUB Excerpt from How Far Can You See? D, Martha Downey; W. Margaret Wilson; Z. Elizabeth Zachariah (indian student secretary); M, Miss Madge (british) The average literacy in China is two per cent., SO much more attention has been given to boys' education that actually only one woman in a thousand can read! This new alphabet will be taught in public schools, mission schools, churches, and even in hospitals; but even then thousands of women will go untaught unless the Young Women's Christian Association can provide extension teaching for working women, business women, and married women. N ow that a grown person can learn to read in a short time, we may expect to see marvelous development in China. How wonderful it would be to build some potent weeks of one's life into the structure of a great neighbor nation! Our hearts will always glow when we recall our student days. Yet if we had gone to college in the same proportion as the women of India, there would have been less than 350 of us to help our country bear the burden of the past four years! Educational opportunities for women in India are so new that society has not had time to readjust itself. Practically the only saferesidences for students are Christian dormitories and hostels; yet so eager are they that they will run any risk for the sake of study. So few, comparatively speaking, are the college women of India, that their responsibility will be great in the future leadership of that great country. The Oriental girl said truly when She wrote, God gave me a heavy benevolence. Some of our neighbors can read just as well as we do; in Japan they devour books voraciously. Unfortunately their taste has not been fed with the best literature. Not many good stories and helpful essays have been published there, because we did not know how much Japanese girls would appreciate them. Books of the Ellen Key sort - free love and like ideals - are being translated and read with absorb ing interest. In fact the Japanese are so hungry for knowledge that they will read anything. Books like Fosdick's Manhood of the Mas ter, like Ben Hur and Pollyanna, have had very large sales. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.



The Academy and Literature

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ISBN: UVA:X030236807
Release Date: 1905
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The Boyhood of Christ

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ISBN: UOM:39015005904316
Release Date: 1888
Number of pages: 101
Author: Lew Wallace
Publisher: New York : Harper & Bros.

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Books in Print Supplement

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105025888426
Release Date: 2002
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Catalog of Reprints in Series

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ISBN: UOM:39015065433776
Release Date: 1956
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The Prince of India Vol 2

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ISBN: 1331295947
Release Date: 2015-07-13
Number of pages: 590
Author: Lew Wallace
Publisher:

Download and read online The Prince of India Vol 2 in PDF and EPUB Excerpt from The Prince of India, Vol. 2: Or Why Constantinople Fell About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.