Contrasting powers The book is about a Jewish boy whose best friend is a Roman. Judah Ben-Hur is the son of a Jewish prince. Reuben Anelay, Guildford. 13 years old. BEN-HUR By Carol Wallace (based on the bestselling novel by her great great grandfather, Lew Wallace.) Lion Fiction. 409 pages. £8.99 ISBN 978 1 782 642 244 subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.