Curious about fiction that features Quakers, either as main characters or minor characters.Does anyone recommend - or not recommend - any in particular?I'm in the middle of one now that somebody…Continue
"And many of the Nantucket Quaker Whalers ended up here in Nova Scotia. The "Quaker House" is a local museum now. Here is a link with the story of these Quakers, including a comment on Herman Melville and how he came to write Moby…"
"Moby Dick was inspired by the true story of the whaleship Essex, which sailed out of Nantucket. Nantucket Island was settled by Quakers and the majority of the whaleships were owned and outfitted by Quakers. Starbuck, the name of…"
"Four good young adult historical novels featuring Quakers
I've read them all. The summaries are found online:
Two by Ann Turnbull:
No Shame, No Fear . Set in England in the 1660s, the novel depicts the love between a…"
"There were Quakers involved in whaling out of Nantucket. I believe that Lucretia Mott's family were whaling people. The character of Starbuck in Moby Dick is supposed to be Quaker, if I remember correctly.
"A recent favorite of my husband Doug is "The Bulwark" by Theodore Dreiser. Even though Dreiser wasn't a Quaker (his mother was a Mennonite), he became fascinated with Quaker mystics like John Woolman and Rufus Jones. It's a story…"
"Though I am not a Christian, I find it a curious thing when some Friends stress that Quakerism has always been "universalist," but apparently regard universalism as including any religion in the universe but Christianity. Thus,…"
"As long as we've started in on movies, there's The Angel and the Badman. A grade C- movie if there ever was one. It does have one major recommendation. At the end, JOHN WAYNE gives up his gun and JOINS THE QUAKERS!"
"If we're mentioning movies, then surely one of the nicest (and also a Gary Cooper movie) is *Friendly Persuasion*, which actually includes a couple of incidents from Jessamyn West's sequel book of stories, *Except for Me and…"
"If I might add movies to this discussion, in addition to the film version of FRIENDLY PERSUASION already mentioned, there was the western HIGH NOON, also starring Gary Cooper.
In High Noon, Cooper does not play a Quaker, but sheriff in the wild west…"
"I have no recommendation about this one way or the other, since I haven't read it, but there is a new series about Quakers, starting with a book called Their Frontier Family.
There's also a Quakers of New Garden series, which I also…"
"A Friend lent me "For the Love of a Friend." I think it's published by FUM. Now that is one bad bonnet ripper. What really bugged me was how the author sort of condensed a few hundred years, like all pre-1900 Quakers existed…"
"Voyageurs by Margaret Elphinstone is a really nice historical novel with a Quaker protagonist. It's set in the Michigan Territory. The novel expresses the experience of discernment very well through the main character's inner life and…"
"I can highly recommend the Quaker novels of Ann Turnbull ... aimed at young readers I found them to be page-turners for adults too and also books I would give to people who would like to know more about friends.Its a trilogy about a lovestory…"
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