A Tale of the Christ

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Author: Lew Wallace
Published: 1880
Language: English
Wordcount: 197,761 / 430 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.3
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 12,013 7215
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The tale revolves around two storylines: the story of Jesus and the story of Ben-Hur. The author supposedly was engaging in a discussion with an atheist over the existence of God when he discovered how little he knew about the actual historical setting of the Messianic events. He set to work, and after a season of research, turned up with the book, his primary purpose being to teach.

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ide nostrils it drank the wind in great draughts. The litter swayed, and rose and fell like a boat in the waves. Dried leaves in occasional beds rustled underfoot. Sometimes a perfume like absinthe sweetened all the air. Lark and chat and rock-swallow leaped to wing, and white partridges ran whistling and clucking out of the way. More rarely a fox or a hyena quickened his gallop, to study the intruders at a safe distance. Off to the right rose the hills of the Jebel, the pearl-gray veil resting upon them changing momentarily into a purple which the sun would make matchless a little later. Over their highest peaks a vulture sailed on broad wings into widening circles. But of all these things the tenant under the green tent saw nothing, or, at least, made no sign of recognition. His eyes were fixed and dreamy. The going of the man, like that of the animal, was as one being led.

For two hours the dromedary swung forward, keeping the trot steadily and the line due east. In that time the traveller never cha


Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****

What more can be said than hasn't been said before. So I say this only for those youngsters that haven't been exposed to such great literature yet. This is a classic book. Not a movie. Read the book see the movie. It's a cliche but it's so true in this case. You'll enjoy both but you'll never forget the book.

Jide Lawal

Fantastic! General Wallace wrote a true classic!

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