This study comprises an attempt (1) to show Wallace's relationship to the literary trends of the years during which he lived; (2) to demonstrate his use of native Indian folk material in a work of creative imagination; (3) to survey Lew Wallace's writings for the purpose of relating his minor works to his masterpiece, Ben Hur.
Level of Degree
First Committee Member (Chair)
Thomas Matthews Pearce
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Lew Wallace, Ben Hur, The Fair God, The Prince of India, Native American Folklore, Native American Literature, American Literature
Gordon, Alice B.. "A Critical Estimate of the Writings of Lew Wallace." (1947). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/engl_etds/142