LEW WALLACE Premium Collection: Historical Novels, Poetry & Plays (Illustrated)
Sprache - Englisch
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"Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" describes the adventures of Judah Ben-Hur, Jewish prince from Jerusalem who gets enslaved by the Romans. He is taken to Rome where he becomes a charioteer and a Christian. Running in parallel with Judah's narrative is the unfolding story of Jesus, who comes from the same region and is a similar age.
"The Fair God: The Last of the 'Tzins" is a magnificent tale of the conflict between the Spanish Conquistadors and the Aztecs. The Cortez's conquest of Mexico is a central theme and the novel gives an account of the descent of the Aztec Empire.
"The Prince of India: Why Constantinople Fell" is a tale of the Fall of Byzantine Empire, seen through the eyes of Indian Prince in service of the Turkish Sultan.
"The Wooing of Malkatoon" is a narrative poem about young Othman who explores secrets of love and women.
"Commodus" is a historical play about the Roman Emperor Commodus and Maternus, soldier of a daring boldness, who collected bands of robbers into a little army in order to murder Commodus and to ascend the vacant throne.
Lew Wallace (1827-1905) was an American lawyer, Union general in the American Civil War, politician, diplomat and author, best known for his historical adventure story, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, a bestselling novel that has been called "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century." He wrote several historical novels and biographies of American generals.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Umfang: 2005 Seiten
Größe: 12,3 MB
Veröffentlichung: 13. September 2016