Bigger than Ben-Hur: The Book, Its Adaptations, and Their by Barbara Ryan,Milette Shamir,Neil Sinyard,Eran PDF
By Barbara Ryan,Milette Shamir,Neil Sinyard,Eran Shalev,Jefferson J. A. Gatrall,Hilton Obenzinger,Howard Miller,Thomas J. Slater,Richard Walsh,Ina Rae Hark,David Mayer,Jon Solomon
First released in 1880, Ben-Hur: A story of the Christ grew to become a best-seller. The
popular novel spawned an 1899 degree model, achieving audiences of over
10 million, and hugely profitable movie diversifications. For over a century, it has
become a ubiquitous pop cultural presence, representing a deeply robust story
and huge adventure for a few and a defining paintings of undesirable flavor and false
piety for others. the 1st and basically number of essays in this pivotal cultural icon,
Bigger Than "Ben-Hur" addresses Lew Wallace’s cherished vintage to discover its
polarizing influence and to extend the contexts in which it may be studied.
within the essays accumulated right here, students process Ben-Hur from a number of directions—
religious and secular, literary, theatrical, and cinematic—to understand
not only one tale in diverse codecs but in addition what they time period the "Ben-Hur tradition."
Drawing from quite a lot of disciplines, contributions contain the rise
of the Protestant novel within the usa; relationships among and among
religion, spectacle, and consumerism; the "New girl" in early Hollywood;
and a "wish record" for destiny variations, between others. jointly, those essays
explore how this remarkably fluid tale of religion, love, and revenge has remained
relevant to audiences around the globe for over a hundred thirty years.
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Bigger than Ben-Hur: The Book, Its Adaptations, and Their Audiences (Television and Popular Culture) by Barbara Ryan,Milette Shamir,Neil Sinyard,Eran Shalev,Jefferson J. A. Gatrall,Hilton Obenzinger,Howard Miller,Thomas J. Slater,Richard Walsh,Ina Rae Hark,David Mayer,Jon Solomon