|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.98(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
David Mayer has a position in the Department of Drama at the University of Manchester.
Reading Group Guide
One of the most popular American novels of all time, General Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur vividly reimagines the mighty Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity. The saga of Judah Ben-Hur’s spiritual journey from slavery to vengeance to redemption is both a vivid historical adventure and a powerful story of one man’s religious awakening. As Blake Allmendinger writes in his Introduction to this Modern Library Paperback Classic, “Ben-Hur has endured for more than one hundred years because it offers something for everyone. The story of the Jewish hero Ben-Hur, his conflict with the Roman warrior Messala, and his conversion to Christianity at the foot of the Cross, combines adventure, sentimentality, athletic spectacle, and religious devotion.”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I returned this book the same day I received it. This printing is terrible. Unacceptable. An embarrassment to this classic work. In addition to the sad feel and look of the book, every left-hand page had the name of the wrong author at the top of the page. You will see the name of the true author on the bare bones second page of cheap paper of this edition, but after that you will see the name of Sir Irwin Arnold on every other page, right at the top. Terrible. It should not be sold.