The Devils of Loudun

The Devils of Loudun - Vintage Classics

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Paperback (07 Apr 2005) | English

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Synopsis

A gripping biography by the author of Brave New World

In 1634 Urbain Grandier, a handsome and dissolute priest of the parish of Loudun was tried, tortured and burnt at the stake. He had been found guilty of conspiring with the devil to seduce an entire convent of nuns.

Grandier maintained his innocence to the end but four years after his death the nuns were still being subjected to exorcisms to free them from their demonic bondage. Huxley's vivid account of this bizarre tale of religious and sexual obsession transforms our understanding of the medieval world.

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Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics has existed since the inception of Vintage and is widely seen as the top twentieth-century classics list in the UK, publishing Graham Greene, Harper Lee, Ernest Hemingway and Virginia Woolf, among others. August 2007 saw the relaunch of the list and Vintage Classics now also publishes the greatest writers from previous centuries, such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll and Henry James.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099477761
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: New Edition
DEWEY: 133.426094463
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 326g
Height: 200mm
Width: 127mm
Spine width: 26mm