Aldous Huxley's acclaimed and gripping account of one of the
strangest occurrences in history
In 1643 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.
In this classic work by the legendary Aldous Huxley--a
remarkable true story of religious and sexual obsession considered
by many to be his nonfiction masterpiece--a compelling historical
event is clarified and brought to vivid life.