English

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

 

Lew Wallace

 
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
 
jump to other results
(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).