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978-0-451-52874-2 / 9780451528742

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

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Publisher:Signet Classic 2003-02-01

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Ben-Hur is the remarkable saga of betrayal, revenge, and redemption, played out in the bloodstained arenas of ancient Rome. Framed for attempting to murder a Roman official, Ben-Hur is robbed of his freedom, family, and fortune. Condemned to death as a galley slave, he lives only to avenge himself against the Roman tribune Messalathe boyhood friend who betrayed him.

Ben-Hur vividly recreates the sweep of Imperial Romefrom a thrilling sea battle, to the famous chariot race, to the agony of the Crucifixion. It is the moving, personal tale of the prince who became a slave and thenthrough a unique twist of fatewas able to fight his way back to the free world as a champion gladiator.

Written by the territorial governor of New Mexico, Ben-Hur was an immediate bestseller upon its release in 1880selling over two million copiesand continues to be an enduring classic.

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