By Lew Wallace

A bestseller for the reason that 1880...

The vintage saga of the Roman Empire

From an exhilarating sea conflict to its recognized chariot race to the soreness of the Crucifixion, this can be the epic story of a prince who grew to become a slave and by way of a coincidence and his personal skill-won an opportunity at freedom.

Show description

Read or Download Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ PDF

Best literary classics books

The Portable Mark Twain

Satirist, novelist, and willing observer of the yank scene, Mark Twain is still one of many world's best-loved writers. This pleasant selection of Twain's favourite and such a lot memorable writings contains chosen stories and sketches similar to the prestigious leaping Frog of Calaveras County, How I Edited an Agricultural magazine as soon as, Jim Baker's Blue-Jay Yarn, and a real tale.

Les Chouans

1799, fin du Directoire. Dans une Bretagne empreinte de traditions, le marquis de Montauran, surnommé « le Gars », coalise des paysans royalistes en vue de rétablir l. a. monarchie. Afin d’éradiquer cette oppo-sition chouanne, le ministre Fouché envoie Marie de Verneuil lui tendre un piège.

Orgullo y prejuicio

«Es una verdad universalmente aceptada que todo soltero en posesión de una gran fortuna necesita una esposa»: este comienzo -junto con el de Anna Karénina, quizá uno de los más famosos de los angeles historia de l. a. literatura- nos introduce sabiamente en el mundo de Jane Austen y de su novela más em-blemática.

Il libro e i Frammenti dei Poeti Nuovi (Classici della religione)

Gaio Valerio Catullo, massimo esponente della scuola dei "poeti nuovi" ispirati al greco Callimaco, nonché uno dei maggiori poeti latini, lascia una produzione poetica giunta a noi in forma di Liber, successivamente suddiviso in tre parti: le nugae, brevi carmi in metri diversi; i carmina docta d'impronta alessandrina, in line with los angeles maggior parte in esametri e distici elegiaci; e gli epigrammi, brevi liriche in distici elegiaci di argomento prevalentemente erotico.

Additional info for Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Sample text

He mounts the horse and whips it into action. The magic horse flies him to the roof of another palace and, as the dervish dismounts, the horse lashes out with its tail, striking out his right eye. The dervish finds that he has been brought back to the palace of the ten one-eyed men. His story has been a warning to the curious. It is as if the storyteller is teasing the audience, saying to them: ‘Beware. ’ Also, perhaps, the interdiction ‘Whatever you do, do not do this’ acts as a kind of dam, slowing the narrative stream of the plot.

As soon as the newcomer had sat down, a huge dust-devil appeared in the middle of the desert, clearing away to show the ‘ifrit with a drawn sword in his hand and sparks shooting from his eyes. ’ The merchant sobbed and wept, while the three old men shed tears, wailed and lamented. ’ The ‘ifrit agreed to do this if he found the story marvellous, AND SO THE OLD MAN BEGAN HIS TALE: Know, ‘ifrit, that this gazelle is my cousin, my own flesh and blood. I married her when she was still young and stayed with her for thirty years without her bearing me a child.

The storytellers had only a slight interest in the lives of the fellahin or peasants (though there are a few stories about them). Beyond the walls of the city of the storytellers lay mostly wasteland and desert, populated by huntsmen, woodcutters, bandits and ghuls. The storytellers and their listeners rarely ventured beyond the city and into the desert. It was rarely that they entered a palace, and never its harem; certainly they never visited the Valley of Diamonds or the Island of Waq-Waq with its trees bearing human fruit.

Download PDF sample

Download Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace PDF
Rated 4.99 of 5 – based on 39 votes