Ben-Hur

Ben Hur, O poveste despre Hristos a cucerit publicul cititor inca de la prima editie, numarul de exemplare vandute depasindu l chiar si pe cel al cartii Coliba unchiului Tom de Harriet Beecher Stowe, care a fost mult timp cea mai cumparata carte Dupa cate se pare, romanul lui Lew Wallace a fost si prima carte pe o tema religioasa care a primit binecuvantarea Bisericii Ben Hur, O poveste despre Hristos a cucerit publicul cititor inca de la prima editie, numarul de exemplare vandute depasindu l chiar si pe cel al cartii Coliba unchiului Tom de Harriet Beecher Stowe, care a fost mult timp cea mai cumparata carte Dupa cate se pare, romanul lui Lew Wallace a fost si prima carte pe o tema religioasa care a primit binecuvantarea Bisericii Catolice, dupa ce Papa Leon al XIII lea s a aratat incantat povestea cuprinsa in paginile ei.Iuda, personajul central al romanului, un print evreu din semintia lui Hur, traieste in tinutul Ierusalimul, chiar in vremea nasterii lui Iisus Hristos Copil fiind, Iuda se imprieteneste cu Messala, fiul unui colector roman de taxe Cei doi sunt de nedespartit pana in clipa in care copilul roman este trimis in capitala imperiului, la invatatura Indoctrinat cu idei imperialiste, Messala se intoarce la Ierusalim si, reintalnindu si prietenul din copilarie, il persifleaza pe motiv ca acesta nu abandonase religia iudaica, ceea ce l ar fi ajutat sa se integreze mult mai bine in structurile imperiului cuceritor Simtindu se adanc insultat, Iuda isi jura sa se razbune, urmarind sa obtina revansa atat impotriva lui Messala, cat si a intregului imperiu.Editia aceasta este tradusa de Lidia Gradinaru.
Ben Hur Ben Hur O poveste despre Hristos a cucerit publicul cititor inca de la prima editie numarul de exemplare vandute depasindu l chiar si pe cel al cartii Coliba unchiului Tom de Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • Title: Ben-Hur
  • Author: Lew Wallace
  • ISBN: 9786065391345
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Ben-Hur”

    1. The first thing I want to address is the “speed” of this book. I first read this book in the fall or winter of 1971, and at that time, as a high school senior, I was well-accustomed to reading Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, and all those other authors of the Victorian era (and before!) Back then, I read one Shakespeare play every year for high school English literature (with support from my friends and the teacher!), and had even slogged through the assigned portions of Beowulf. [...]

    2. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, Lewis "Lew" Wallace, New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1908 , 491 P.Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a novel by Lew Wallace published by Harper & Brothers on November 12, 1880, and considered "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century". It became a best-selling American novel, surpassing Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) in sales. The book also inspired other novels with biblical settings and was adapted for the stage and motio [...]

    3. Is not his the law, Eye for eye, hand for hand, foot for foot? Oh, in all these years I have dreamed of vengeance, and prayed and provided for it, and gathered patience from the growing of my store, thinking and promising, as the Lord liveth, it will one day buy me punishment of the wrong-doers?Who's in for a revenge tale set in the first century a.C.?Ben-Hur is a man who's perfectly happy. He has a mother and a sister who love him, and he's friends with a Roman, and that puts him in a position [...]

    4. "Out of that vast tomb Christianity issued to supersede the Caesars."Ben Hur is one of those classic works better recognised for its many adaptations. To this end it seems fair to compare it to another highly similar work - Les Miserables. Both are classic historical fiction works which use history to spread themes and ideas about humanity as a whole. Both novels also regularly divert from the storytelling to provide detailed insights into history. This is perhaps where Ben Hur is stronger than [...]

    5. Historical fiction as a genre was first developed by the writers of the Romantic school, which arose around the end of the 18th century; the Romantics were drawn by the exoticism of historical settings and the drama of epochal events, and even of daily life in a time was life was wilder and more dangerous. Lew Wallace's masterwork stands squarely in this tradition, but takes it in a new direction. For the first couple of Romantic generations, "history" largely meant European history. Biblical hi [...]

    6. Third Reading - Lent 2017Could there be a better classic to read during Lent?!Second reading - Lent 2016. Absolutely better on the second reading. What American is unaware of the Charlton Heston chariot race? It is absolutely iconic. In Anne of Green Gables, Anne is caught reading Ben Hur during lessons but couldn't put it down because of the intensity of the chariot race. Most Americans have grown up with at least a passing exposure to the Hollywood epic of Ben Hur and therefore will find the t [...]

    7. I've been meaning to read this book for at least 40 or 50 years and have just never gotten farther than starting it and then not finishing it. The reason I hadn't finished it in the past was that I'd pick something else up to read. See this book was written or at least published in 1880e language and the writing reflect that.Look, that is not a criticism it's simply a fact. I had trouble acclimating myself to the period writing.Also I suspect most reading this will have seen the Charlton Heston [...]

    8. The first sign that I should not have read this book was the discrepancy in hours between the abridged and unabridged versions on audible. Unabridged: 21 hours, Abridged: 3 hours. I bought it anyway and soon discovered why. There's about 15% story and 85% fluff in Ben Hur. It is, hands down, the best argument for editing I have ever read. For example, there was a section in the beginning where two men embraced. That's all we need to know, right? No, no. Of course not. We have to hear that they t [...]

    9. Wow. I have put off reading 'Ben-Hur' for years because well it was just too long, too big, to old, to boring sounding. And after seeing the horrible rendition of the movie I thought that I certainly didn't need to read it any time soon. Finally however my sister convinced me to read it and as soon as I picked it up I was hooked.It takes a truly great author to write historical fiction I believe for unlike Fantasy, where you can make everything up, historical fiction has to be at least somewhat [...]

    10. Indiscutabil cel mai bun roman despre începuturile răspândirii creștinismului, declarat ca o scriere care, între sfârșitul secolului XIX și începutul secolului XX, a adus "religiei lui Cristos" un uriaș aport de adepți. Prin 2012 văzusem filmul (o peliculă cu Charlton Heston), apoi, plimbându-mă prin bibliotecă și neștiind ce să aleg (era în era când încă nu-mi desăvârşisem interesele), tot uitându-mă prin colecția de la Adevărul, am dat cu ochii de titlul acesta ș [...]

    11. Went to a BYU education week class on finding good books to read. A woman in the class recommended this one. One of her favorites. I look forward to reading it and then watching the movie which Sally has highly recommended.I loved this story. It was a bit of a challenge in the beginning. There is a lot of detailed description of clothing, customs, etc. Wallace addressed the reader and would try to put you in the location he was describing. It took some patience, but I began to really enjoy it.Th [...]

    12. Having just watched the 2016 Ben Hur (which was inferior to the classic 1959 film, but very interesting as a companion piece), I decided to reread the book because my memory of it is muddled by all the film versions. Enjoying it so far and surprised by some of the book facts that the movies changed.========I'm listening to the LibriVox recording by Mark F. Smith. AND reading the Readers' Digest version which is unabridged and has illustrations on every page. It's the next best thing to watching [...]

    13. One man's search for redemption27 July 2010 Needless to say that the book is much better than the movie, and when it comes to Ben Hur, that is definitely saying something. While the famous scenes in the movie are replicated from the book (that being the chariot race and the sea battle), there is much more to the book than there is to the movie (though the theme is the same in both). The book is actually called Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ. It may seem that Christ is only a bit part in the book [...]

    14. There is a very small genre that I love. Set during the late ancient times, it tends to be sensational, exciting, and full of moral fibre. That's right—I'm talking about that guilty pleasure of the Christian fiction world, the Tale of Early Christianity, the ultimate have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too book, in which people with shocking vices get saved and then (like as not) served to the lions in the Circus Maximus. Henryk Sienkiewicz won the Nobel Prize for Quo Vadis, perhaps the masterpiece of t [...]

    15. Before reading the book, I had the pleasure of watching the 1959 film. So, whilst reading the book, I found myself constantly comparing it to the film. There are so many differences! The book, like most, have a lot more backstory and character development than in the film. Two of the characters that stood out to me in difference from the film the most where: Tirzah (Judah Ben Hur's Sister) and Quintus Arrius (Judah's Step-father). To me both book versions where way better than what was portrayed [...]

    16. I first read Ben-Hur when I was in my late teens or early 20s. But over time, the Charlton Heston movie version (a favorite that I watch often) replaced anything about the book in my mind. Therefore, I decided it was time I revisited this classic novel, first published in the USA in 1880.This novel is surprisingly easy to read, considering when it was written. The style is as that of a storyteller, speaking directly to his audience, and I quickly fell under the spell of the story being told. The [...]

    17. Engaging, Moving, Thrilling, Uplifting, Unforgettable, Action Packed & Life Changing! An Amazing Classic! I Loved It!

    18. În urma unui eveniment nefericit, dintr-un prinţ şi negustor bogat al Ierusalimului, evreul Ben-Hur ajunge sclav în mine, în timp ce familia lui este trimisă într-o tabără de leproşi. Martor al răstignirii lui Iisus, personajul trece printr-o serie neobişnuită de întâmplări, îşi aminteşte de prietenul lui Messala, care l-a trădat, se îndrăgosteşte şi cunoaşte o serie de personaje simbolice care îl ajută să îşi regăsească pacea şi familia de mult pierdută.Poate f [...]

    19. "Nu toate cărțile bune trebuie citite, neapărat, până la capăt."Asa a fost şi în cazul meu cu Ben Hur

    20. My oldest just finished this - the beginning was very slow, slogged a lot she said, but then she just loved it! 💜

    21. So this is the best selling American novel of all time. It is also a hit movie from 1959 and a new adaptation just hit the theaters last week.The book itself is excellent. The subtitle is there so that, among other things, the last few chapters aren't a surprise. The main plot follows the young Judah Ben-Hur as he navigates his way from profound loss and betrayal back to wholeness, a wholeness which comes through his experiences of the Christ. Quite likely, some people who read this will object [...]

    22. As a work of literature I found this just scrapped into the 'ok' slot. There is a lot of tedious and unnecessary detail and, for my tastes, too much blah blah in general. Certainly parts of it were good but the dramatic climax obviously came with the famous chariot race but because this is a religious text disguised as a novel we need to keep on going for another third while the theme of redemption is played out. Sort of. Ben-Hur isn't big on the forgiving (for which I totally don't blame him) b [...]

    23. Well this is indeed an epic read! A tale of betrayal and revenge on (literally) a biblical scale Wallace follows Jewish Prince Ben-Hur as he loses everything as his 'friend' turns against him and falsely accuses him of the murder of a Roman Governer. As he finds himself trapped as a galley slave he vows to seek his revenge and his determination allows him to do just that. Intertwinned in this is the story of Christ, from his birth to his death, told in great (possibly too much) detail that adds [...]

    24. INCREDIBLE! I found this book to be on the same par as Les Miserables. The story begins with the birth of the Christ Child and a detailed depiction of the journey of the Three Wise Men (what could have happened), and ends with the Crucifixion of Jesus. In between these two world changing events is the story of a man (Ben Hur) from a wealthy family who is deeply betrayed by a Roman friend. He ends up in the bowels of a ship as an oarsman – a grueling job. Ben Hur’s life journey is described i [...]

    25. Written in 1880, this excellent historical novel still has much to offer the modern reader.The story is familiar to anyone who who has seen the movie--Ben Hur is sent to the galleys as a slave; he save the Roman commander; the great chariot race and so on.But, as is usally the case, for me, the book is SO much better. There is a lot in the book that is not shown in the movie. I find the wealth of historical detail fascinating. And a lot of details about the characters enriches the story for me. [...]

    26. One of the best historical novels I ever read. It is definitively a masterpiece of the genre together with Sienkewicz's Quo Vadis. I love it and I can recommend it to everyone that would like to read a decent historical novel.The only bad thing is about the edition from Adevarul that I had. It had several typos and also some pages where the content is printed slightly to the right or to the left of the page. In the end, you can read it well from the respective edition, but definitively such thin [...]

    27. کتاب های زیادی در مورد دوران اولیه مسیحیت نوشته شدهمثل کجا میروی هنریک سینکویچکه این کتاب هم به این سبک نوشته شدهاما آن کجا و این کجا!!!نمیدانم اطلاعات تاریخیش چقد صحت داردولی بنظرم از لحاظ ادبی ضعیف استاز ان دست کتاب ها که حسابی از خواندنش پشیمان شدمبنظرم بعضی کتابا فقط جنبه [...]

    28. Having been a religious studies major in college and being in seminary at the time, I made a point of picking up novelizations about biblical times. Not expecting much, but knowing it had been popular for almost a century, I read Lew Wallace's Ben Hur and was surprised to find that it was actually enjoyable.The Charlton Heston movie version isn't bad either.

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