Ben Hur

Ben Hur

Lew Wallace

Biography / Historical Fiction / Religion

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880) by Lew Wallace is one of the most popular and beloved 19th century American novels. This faithful New Testament tale combines the events of the life of Jesus with grand historical spectacle in the exciting story of Judah of the House of Hur, a man who finds extraordinary redemption for himself and his family.A classic of faith, fortitude, and inspiration.
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Ben-Hur; a tale of the Christ

Ben-Hur; a tale of the Christ

Lew Wallace

Biography / Historical Fiction / Religion

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a novel by Lew Wallace published on November 12, 1880 by Harper & Brothers. Wallace\'s work is part of an important sub-genre of historical fiction set among the characters of the New Testament. The novel was a phenomenal best-seller; it soon surpassed Harriet Beecher Stowe\'s Uncle Tom\'s Cabin (1852) as the best-selling American novel and retained this distinction until the 1936 publication of Margaret Mitchell\'s Gone with the Wind.
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The Fair God; or, The Last of the Tzins: A Tale of the Conquest of Mexico

The Fair God; or, The Last of the 'Tzins: A Tale of the Conquest of Mexico

Lew Wallace

Biography / Historical Fiction / Religion

The Fair God or: The Last of the \'Tzins A TALE OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO (1873) From Mexico ... a civilization that might have instructed Europe was crushed out.... It has been her [Spain\'s] evil destiny to ruin two civilizations, Oriental and Occidental, and to be ruined thereby herself.... In America she destroyed races more civilized than herself.—DRAPER, Intellectual Development of Europe. INTRODUCTORY Fernando De Alva,a noble Tezcucan, flourished, we are told, in the beginning of the sixteenth century. He was a man of great learning, familiar with the Mexican and Spanish languages, and the hieroglyphics of Anahuac. Ambitious to rescue his race from oblivion, and inspired by love of learning, he collected a library, availed himself of his knowledge of picture-writing, became master of the songs and traditions, and, in the Castilian language, composed books of merit.
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