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Ben-Hur

Author: Lew Wallace; David Mayer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
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Ben-Hur is better known as a film than as a novel. Cinematic in scope and narrative, it was nevertheless as a book that it first met huge popular success on its publication in 1880. Intended as a moral and inspirational narrative, Judah Ben-Hur's life parallels that of Jesus as he makes a journey of discovery and enlightenment through the Mediterranean world from Jerusalem through Nazareth to the galleys that carry  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Christian fiction
Biographical fiction
Belletristische Darstellung
History
Fiction
Historical fiction
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Tiberius, Emperor of Rome; Jesus Christ.; Tiberius, Emperor of Rome
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lew Wallace; David Mayer
ISBN: 0192831992 9780192831996
OCLC Number: 37909487
Description: xxix, 530 pages : map ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: Lew Wallace ; edited with an introduction and notes by David Mayer.
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Ben-Hur is better known as a film than as a novel. Cinematic in scope and narrative, it was nevertheless as a book that it first met huge popular success on its publication in 1880. Intended as a moral and inspirational narrative, Judah Ben-Hur's life parallels that of Jesus as he makes a journey of discovery and enlightenment through the Mediterranean world from Jerusalem through Nazareth to the galleys that carry him to shipwreck in the Aegean and, finally, Rome. A spiritual tale of the quest for love and the recovery of identity and patrimony, the novel also displays a vivid realism based on Wallace's biblical research and knowledge of the Holy Land. Like other 'toga novels' of the period, Ben-Hur reflects the dissent, division, and moral contradiction of America's emerging imperial culture, the 'New Woman' question, the settlement of the Far West, and even trade unionism. Rich in social parallels, Ben-Hur is both a great historical epic and a window on late nineteenth-century literature.

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