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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 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 They ll make your day The Power of Soft 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 An Actor's Life for Me 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 The Battle of Hackham Heath Rangers Apprentice The Early Years #2 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 Small Change for Stuart 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 Unicorn Crossing you don t know anything about history so I ll tell Short Stories in Spanish New Penguin Parallel Text New Penguin Parallel Texts you something Before Jesus was born time was not measured by how many The Girl With The Clockwork Heart years had passed since his birth That s because he didn t exist Against Ambience yet Isn t it a little obvious If the man who s used as reference for measuring Klopstock or The Distant Sound years has not been born The Devil's Carousel yet how can The Pets You Get 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 Slave Revelations Nexus 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 The Brave Beast you kill someone important by accident would Tufty you be so calm Ben Hur is supposed to be afraid Stand Into Danger 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 Understanding Comics The Invisible Art yeah Revenge of the Rose A Novel yeah whatever Show me Ben Hur is disinterested I want to feel him disinterested I don t want The January Man you telling me Here s an advice for The Good Life Eatery Cookbook 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 England Made Me 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 Mary ueen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley 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 The Story of John Nightly 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 GUEST BOOK (Hardback), Visitors Book, Comments Book, Guest Comments Book, House Guest Book, Party Guest Book, Vacation Home Guest Book: For events, ... vacation homes, AirBnBs, workshops & ret 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 The Magic Potions Shop you is the one I wrote as exhibit B If السفينة you don t pray then Powder Wars The Supergrass Who Brought Down Britain's Biggest Drug Dealers 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 Arrival and Departure 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 Acting for Film Truth 24 Times a Second you can trust the hypeOh and may I tell Serpentine you believe it No of course Nëpunësi i Pallati it të Endrrave 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 Letters and Journals A Selection you go there make sure A Word Child your day

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Ben Hur author Lew Wallace Free download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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. 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 suarely 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 wasBy 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 particular religious beliefs but during the seven years of research he put in for the writing of the novel his study of the New Testament and its historical background led him to become a Christian believer Although title character Judah Ben Hur is the novel s protagonist this is also very much as the subtitle says a tale of the Christ who will be the decisive influence in the protagonist s life and the author s treatment of Christ and his ministry is thoroughly reverentThe novel isn t without its flaws Having a background in Biblical scholarship I m prone to notice factual errors in the historical cultural details and despite Wallace s research there are several of them here though in the interests of time I ll refrain from cataloging them Besides his typical 19th century diction which doesn t bother me personally though it does some modern readers his pacing can be slow especially in the opening chapters and a few passages of dialogue basically take the form of long sermon like discourses or expositions that can be on the dry side His prose style is often description heavy and there sometimes isn t a corresponding gain in the clarity with which readers can visualize the scenes for instance despite the laborious attempt to describe the appointments of the ampitheater at Antioch I can t say I really have a clear mental picture of it though that may be my fault and not his He inserts miraculous Divine activity into some contexts where the New Testament writers don t and in common with most 19th century Christians he belabors a false dichotomy between Christ as a savior and spiritual king vs his role as future king of the physical world a dichotomy which IMO makes nonsense of both Old and New Testament eschatology though Wallace is right in recognizing that Christ s mission in his first coming was vastly profound and less militant than the role the Zealots wanted to cast him inHowever the pluses here strongly outweigh the minuses This is a substantial novel dealing with serious spiritual moral and psychological issues and embodying them in the experiences and decisions of very well drawn lifelike characters To be sure there is the full panoply of a Romantic school novel of excitement and adventure with plenty of appeal to strong emotions miscarriage of justice galley slavery piracy shipwreck a high stakes chariot race with the possibility of death or injury for the contestants a romantic triangle revenge betrayal the horrors of leprosy and above all the intense real life drama of the crucifixion of Christ here depicted with as much horrific force as prose can give it without the visual element All of this of course is something the Realist critical establishment of Wallace s day and ours sees as literary mortal sin and deprecates accordingly and which I do not But it s coupled with a significant message that s as profound as that of any other classic novel that s stood the test of time That combination made this the best selling novel of the 19th century and ensured that it s never been out of print since It was the decisive influence in opening up the Biblical world as a setting for historical fiction which innumerable authors since have made use of and in opening up the minds of conservative Protestant readers in the English speaking world to the legitimacy of fiction as an art form These are no mean achievements by any objective measure Wallace ranks as one of the most influential and significant American authors of his period although you would never discover this from most of the official literary histories and academic survey coursesNote I read this in the 1992 Reader s Digest unabridged edition which has an illuminating Afterword adapted from Lew Wallace Militant Romantic by Robert and Katharine Morsberger

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Ben Hur author Lew Wallace Free download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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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    PDF NEW [Ben Hur author Lew Wallace] Download Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free  Lew Wallace Lew Wallace  5 Read 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 c

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    PDF NEW [Ben Hur author Lew Wallace] Download Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free  Lew Wallace Lew Wallace  5 Read 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 suarely in this tradition but takes it in a new direction For the first couple of Romantic

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