Ben-Hur Author:Lew Wallace This masterpiece of historical fiction (originally written in 1880) brings to life the cruelty, pomp and splendor of the ancient Roman world in the days when paganism vainly tried to stem the rising tide of the new...Christian faith.
I wasn't sure I'd like the book since it had been written about 130 years ago. Too often books of that era tend to be overly sentimental or preachy. I was pleasantly surprised that the book was very well written. I found it be pretty historically accurate with a nice plot development. It was a very nice quick read.