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Emotions in Ben-Hur : dynamics of emotion in texts, reception contexts, and audience responses in the United States (1880-1931)

  title={Emotions in Ben-Hur : dynamics of emotion in texts, reception contexts, and audience responses in the United States (1880-1931)},
  author={Emily Lord-Kambitsch},
This thesis explores emotions in the composition, circulation, popular cultural reception, and performance adaptations of Lew Wallace’s novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880) from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century in the United States. Initial mass consumption of the novel on an unprecedented scale gave way to a keen cultural desire to re-experience Wallace’s narrative, a desire that persists to this day, with a third major motion picture adaptation anticipated for release… 
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