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Ben-Hur Collector's Edition A Tale of the Christ Carol Wallace

ISBN:
9781782642237
Published:
19 Aug 2016
Format:
Hardback
Dimensions:
450 pages: 150 x 230 mm

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As one of the bestselling stories of all time, Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ has captivated and enthralled millions around the world – both in print and on the big screen. Now Lew’s great-great-granddaughter has taken the old-fashioned prose of this classic novel and breathed new life into it for today’s audience. Coming to cinemas in August 2016 as Ben-Hur, a major motion picture from MGM and Paramount studios, the story follows Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman whose childhood friend Messala betrays him. Accused of trying to murder the new Roman governor in Jerusalem, Judah is sentenced to the galley ships and vows to seek revenge against the Romans and Messala. But a chance encounter with a carpenter from Nazareth sets Judah on a different path. Rediscover the intrigue, romance, and tragedy in this thrilling adventure. The collector's edition contains more than 100 special features including: • 16 pages of colour photos from the 2016 major motion picture • Bonus content—three additional chapters • Dozens of photos and images illustrating the novel and the life of Lew Wallace • Trivia about the book, the movies, the author, and more!
Carol Wallace is best known for co-authoring New York Times best-seller ‘To Marry an English Lord.’ Cited by Sir Julian Fellowes as an inspiration for "Downton Abbey." Other publications include more than 20 books and dozens of magazine articles, focusing on humor, social history, parenting, and fiction. The most recent title is an historical novel, ‘Leaving Van Gogh’, was published in April 2011. Carol is the great-great granddaughter of Lew Wallace, author of Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Adapting the original novel for contemporary audiences was both an honour and a thrill for her.

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