Ben Hur

Ben Hur

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ISBN: 9781853262838
Grades: 7-AD

Product Description:

Subtitled "A Tale of the Christ," Ben Hur is in essence a picturesque novel of the life and eventual conversion to Christianity by Judah Ben-Hur, heir of a rich orthodox Jewish family. Many have seen this story played out on the cinema screen; fewer have read this deeply moving original narrative. Prepare for your imagination to be taken captive as you read this story of betrayal, revenge, and salvation. 382 pgs, pb. - elise

Publisher Description:

An immediate best-seller on publication,Ben Hurremains a dazzling achievement by any standards. A thoroughly exhilarating tale of betrayal, revenge and salvation, it is the only novel that ranks withUncle Tom's Cabinas a genuine American folk possession.

This was the book that finally overcame the inherent suspicion of fiction that still prevailed in much of America in the late nineteenth century.

Wallace writes with a freshness and immediacy that brings every action-packed scene to life and vividly illuminates the geography, ethnology and customs of the ancient world.

Category Description for Wordsworth Classics:

Wordsworth classics are complete, unabridged editions of timeless literature and poetry offered at a very affordable price. Each one is delightfully illustrated and carefully reprinted to appeal to the general public while preserving its high quality. Some of the most popular novels to study in school, such as Uncle Tom's Cabin and Charles Dickens' The Pickwick Papers, include more in-depth, insightful introductions as well as helpful notes in the back of the book to offer readers definitions or background to words or phrases appearing in the text. ~ Steph




Primary Subject
Library Builders
Grade Start
7
Grade End
AD
ISBN
9781853262838
Binding
Trade Paper
Pages
400
Language
English
Series Title
Classics Library
Audience
General Adult
Author
L. Wallace
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Wordsworth Editions
Weight
0.5512 (lbs.)
Dimensions
7.81" x 5.06" x 0.81"
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This is suggested (as a living book) in the Simply Charlotte Mason History curriculum, Matthew-Acts and Ancient Rome.
Wendy B on Oct 24, 2018
Wanted an unabridged version of the original novel.
Angela O on Aug 8, 2016
This is suggested (as a living book) in the Simply Charlotte Mason History curriculum, Matthew-Acts and Ancient Rome.
Wendy B on Oct 24, 2018
for my 16-year-old to read as part of our homeschool assignments
Dane W on Aug 26, 2016
Wanted an unabridged version of the original novel.
Angela O on Aug 8, 2016
for my 16-year-old to read as part of our homeschool assignments
Dane W on Aug 26, 2016
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What a treasure! I read this aloud to my family over three weeks at Christmas time. We were delighted by Wallace's quality of style and depth of historical research! The weighty novel is thought provoking and lends itself to discussions on virtue and choices. Wallace provides detailed descriptions-which may not be appreciated by the current culture-but Ben Hur's patience and endurance is an example most needed in this culture.
June 18, 2020
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