Ben hur

a historical novel (1880) by Lew Wallace.
Contemporary Examples

Vidal Kicks Up Dust Again Lloyd Grove October 20, 2009
Bill & Chelsea Step Out Michael Daly November 8, 2011
Running the World Michael Chertoff July 24, 2009

Historical Examples

Turns about Town Robert Cortes Holliday
Famous Authors (Men) E. F. (Edward Francis) Harkins
Lige on the Line of March Glenna Lindsley Bigelow
Anne Of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery
Main Street Sinclair Lewis
Under Four Administrations Oscar S. Straus
Letty and the Twins Helen Sherman Griffith


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