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Lew Wallace É 8 Read & Download Ben Hur AUTHOR Lew Wallace Summary å 8 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. 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 wellThat might not seem so bad But when every facet of every scene is so unrelentingly explored it gets old real uickThe 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 BOOKThe 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 realize how boring your book is don t youUg I ll keep going but I m not happy about itNovember 23rd Just can t do it

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Lew Wallace É 8 Read & Download Ben Hur AUTHOR Lew Wallace Summary å 8 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. 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 aCBen 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 nothingBut wait he has a friend Messalla who can help him Too bad he betrays him and sends him to the galleys in a life sentenceObviously 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 ticketBy 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 turns to a desire of revenge and he s willing to make Messalla pay for what he didAll of the above may make the book sound like some epic tale of revenge perhaps as epic as The Count of Monte Cristo Well it wasn tLet me tell you how the book starts Part 1 of the book is a complete recollection of Jesus birth It s even detailed than in the Bible Well to be honest that would not have been so bad if it weren t for the writingThe writing gave me many many headaches It was T E R R I B L E Look at this passage for example A moment they looked at each other then they embraced that is each threw his right arm over the other s shoulder and the left round the side placing his chin first upon the left then upon the right breast Do you think it s necessary that amount of detail I mean I understand they hugged but I need not a description of how a hug is That s excessive Now imagine 500 pages of descriptions like those A nightmare isn t itNot only is the writing like that The author also assumes the reader is stupid I couldn t find the uote but there s a line at the beginning in which the author basically says I know you don t know anything about history so I ll tell you something Before Jesus was born time was not measured by how many years had passed since his birth That s because he didn t exist yet Isn t it a little obvious If the man who s used as reference for measuring years has not been born yet how can you use his birth as reference It s called logic Mr Wallace You don t need to be an historian to know thatAlso the writing was bland boring and stiff Here s your proof What has happened What does it all mean she asked in sudden alarm I have killed the Roman governor The tile fell upon him Doesn t it feel a little lacking of emotion I mean if you kill someone important by accident would you be so calm Ben Hur is supposed to be afraid yet that passage doesn t make him sound like that If anything he sounds bored like Hey look the tile fell upon the Roman governor and I killed him Bah YOLO Who cares There s this one too Malluch looked into Ben Hur s face for a hint of meaning but saw instead two bright red spots one on each cheek and in his eyes traces of what might have been repressed tears No emotions rightThen Wallace kept addressing the readers I don t have a problem with that but in this case I hated it Why Because he did it in almost every page I m going to show you the ones I had enough patience to look for The reader who recollects the history of Balthasar as given by himself at the meeting in the desert will understand the effect of Ben Hur s assertion of disinterestedness upon that worthy Yeah yeah yeah whatever Show me Ben Hur is disinterested I want to feel him disinterested I don t want you telling me Here s an advice for you Mr Wallace Show not tell He fell to thinking and even the reader will say he was having a vision of the woman and that it was welcome than that of Esther if only because it stayed longer with him No you cannot tell what I was thinking at that moment In fact when I read that line I was wondering what the dinner was going to be If the reader will take a map of Greece and the AEgean he will notice the island of Euboea lying along the classic coast like a rampart against Asia leaving a channel between it and the continent uite a hundred and twenty miles in length and scarcely an average of eight in width See I was so damn tired of it after 20 pages And this block has than five Hundred PagesThere s also the religious plot I thought it would not bother me but in the end it did I ll show you whyExhibit A Who s Jesus Where was the Child thenAnd what was his mission Yes Wallace made a big mystery about Jesus I said he assumes the reader is stupid Here s one example of that He tries to thrill the reader into the mystery as to who the Mesiah is Please you don t have to be Catholic to know who s the great Mesiah in that religion Everyone knows thatExhibit B Believe in God or else you go to Hell This was not a revenge tale This was a redemption tale I knew that from the beginning because I ve watched the movie thousands of times and the name of the book makes it obvious and I know the story as I know my house so I didn t expect to get angry at that What got me was that basically the message Wallace gives you is the one I wrote as exhibit B If you don t pray then you re a bad person We all know that s not necessarily true But I ll stop talking about that hereAt the beginning of this review I said this could have been EPIC And indeed it had all the chances of being so I mean it s a REVENGE tale I love those so I was expecting to like this but what I got was an overdose of BOREDOM Really you could change the name of the book to Ben Dull A Tale of TediousnessIn the end this book was bad I do not understand why it has such a high average rating to be exact it has at this moment an av rating of 400 stars with 21073 ratings and 469 reviews Is there something wrong with me I don t get very suspicious about high ratings when we re talking about classics but this book has made me learn the lesson That a book is a classic doesn t mean you can trust the hypeOh and may I tell you something else The movie was betterThe movie better than the book Can you believe it No of course you can t It s always the book better than the movie but trust me that s not the case with this bookNow pay attention to the following uote It s the ending paragraph of the book If any of my readers visiting Rome will make the short journey to the Catacomb of San Calixto which is ancient than that of San Sebastiano he will see what became of the fortune of Ben Hur and give him thanks Out of that vast tomb Christianity issued to supersede the Caesars If you go there make sure you thank Ben Hur or else Wallace can get angryPS Want to have some good laughs Look at my infinite status updates 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Lew Wallace É 8 Read & Download Ben Hur AUTHOR Lew Wallace Summary å 8 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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    PDF FREE [Ben Hur AUTHOR Lew Wallace] Lew Wallace É 8 Read & Download 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 Chri

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    Lew Wallace É 8 Read & Download Read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF É Lew Wallace review Ben Hur AUTHOR Lew Wallace 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 an

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    PDF FREE [Ben Hur AUTHOR Lew Wallace] 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

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    PDF FREE [Ben Hur AUTHOR Lew Wallace] 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 who

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    PDF FREE [Ben Hur AUTHOR Lew Wallace] 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 t

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    PDF FREE [Ben Hur AUTHOR Lew Wallace] Read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF É Lew Wallace 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 thatLook that is not a criticism it's simply a fact I had trouble acclimating myself to the period wr

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    PDF FREE [Ben Hur AUTHOR Lew Wallace] The first sign that I should not have read this book was the discrepancy in hours between the abridged and unabridged versions on audible Unab

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    PDF FREE [Ben Hur AUTHOR Lew Wallace] Like probably most if not all of you I have seen the movie made from this book and than once To no one's surprise I last saw that movie a very long time ago Conseuently I cannot say just how faithful the screen adaptation was to this book but I think the book as we would all expect is better and the ending much fulfilling Now why

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