Wallace, Lewis

(1827-1905)
   Novelist, b. at Brookville, Indiana, served with distinction in the Mexican and Civil Wars, and rose to the rank of General. He was also a politician of some note, and was Governor of Utah and Minister to Turkey. His novel, Ben Hur (1880), dealing with the times of Christ, had great popularity, and was followed by The Fair God, The Prince of India, and other novels, and by a work on the Boyhood of Christ.

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  • Wallace,Lewis — Wallace, Lewis. Known as “Lew.” 1827 1905. American general, diplomat, and writer known especially for his novel Ben Hur (1880). * * * …   Universalium

  • Wallace, Lewis — ▪ American author byname  Lew Wallace   born April 10, 1827, Brookville, Ind., U.S. died Feb. 15, 1905, Crawfordsville, Ind.  American soldier, lawyer, diplomat, and author who is principally remembered for his historical novel Ben Hur.       The …   Universalium

  • Wallace, Lewis — ► (1827 1905) Escritor estadounidense. Autor de la novela Ben Hur (1880), que ha sido llevada al cine …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • wallace — (Alfred Russel) (1823 1913) naturaliste anglais. Explorateur de l Australie, il fonda la biogéographie. Wallace (Edgar) (1875 1932) auteur anglais de nombreux romans policiers: le Masque jaune. Wallace (Lewis, dit Lew) (1827 1905) romancier… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Wallace — Wallace, Alfred Russell Wallace, Edgar Wallace, George Corley Wallace, Henry Agard Wallace, Lewis * * * (as used in expressions) Carothers, W(allace) H(ume) Eckert, Wallace J(ohn) Ross, Harold W(allace) Stegner, Wallace (Earle) Stevens, Wallace …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Lewis Wallace — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Lewis et Wallace. Lewis Wallace Lewis « Lew » Wallace (10 avril  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Wallace — /wol is, waw lis/, n. 1. Alfred Russel /rus euhl/, 1823 1913, English naturalist, explorer, and author. 2. George Corley /kawr lee/, born 1919, U.S. politician: governor of Alabama 1963 67, 1971 79, and 1983 87. 3. Henry (Agard) /ay gahrd/, 1888… …   Universalium

  • lewis — /looh is/, n. a device for lifting a dressed stone, consisting of a number of pieces fitting together to fill a dovetailed recess cut into the stone. [1730 40; perh. after the surname of the inventor] * * * (as used in expressions) Ferdinand… …   Universalium

  • Lewis — /looh is/, n. 1. C(ecil) Day, 1904 72, British poet: poet laureate after 1968. 2. C(live) S(taples) /stay peuhlz/, ( Clive Hamilton ), 1898 1963, English novelist and essayist. 3. Gilbert Newton, 1875 1946, U.S. chemist. 4. (Harry) Sinclair, 1885 …   Universalium

  • Lewis E. Parsons — Lewis Eliphalet Parsons (* 28. April 1817 im Broome County, New York; † 8. Juni 1894) war ein US amerikanischer Politiker (Demokratische Partei) und der 19. Gouverneur von Alabama …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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