Definition of Lew Wallace from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Lew Wallace

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(1827-1905) a US writer best known for his novel Ben-Hur (1880). He wrote other historical novels, including The Fair God (1873) and Prince of India (1893). Wallace was also a lawyer, a soldier, governor of the New Mexico Territory (1878-81) and a US government representative in Turkey (1881-5).