Sermons in novels? Best ones?

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Quote from: moodymoodie on February 03, 2013,  9:55:10 am

Quote from: moodymoodie on February 02, 2013, 10:05:37 pm

I only wish there were one in Wodehouse's "The Purity of the Turf."

And I meant "The Great Sermon Handicap."

Also, there's kind of a funny pseudo-sermon in one of L.M. Montgomery's later Anne books; I think it's either Anne's House of Dreams or Anne of Ingleside. Someone gets up during prayer meeting and gives the congregation a dressing-down, after which the deaf minister thanks him.

Montgomery also wrote The Story Girl, in which a group of children decide to have a preaching contest.  The twelve-year-old hired boy, who has gotten hold of a copy of Dante, preaches an extremely lurid sermon about hell, which the other kids assume is based on some part of the Bible they've never read.  Cue fainting, hysterics, and general pandemonium :)

Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin novels have several amusing sermons in them.  I'm particularly fond of the one in Ionian Mission regarding quails.


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