The Devils of Loudun

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Publisher's Synopsis

"HUXLEY'S MASTERPIECE AND PERHAPS THE MOST ENJOYABLE BOOK ABOUT SPIRITUALITY EVER WRITTEN. ." -- Washington Post Book World

Aldous Huxley's brilliant (Los Angeles Times) and gripping account of one of the strangest occurrences in history, hailed as the peak achievement of Huxley's career by the New York Times

In 1632 an entire convent in the small French village of Loudun was apparently possessed by the devil. After a sensational and celebrated trial, the convent's charismatic priest Urban Grandier--accused of spiritually and sexually seducing the nuns in his charge--was convicted of being in league with Satan. Then he was burned at the stake for witchcraft.

A remarkable true story of religious and sexual obsession, The Devils of Loudon is considered by many to be Brave New World author Aldous Huxley's nonfiction masterpiece.

Book information

ISBN: 9780061724916
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Harper Perennial
Pub date:
DEWEY: 133.42609446
Language: English
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 272g
Height: 201mm
Width: 132mm
Spine width: 25mm