The Devils Of Loudun

by Aldous Huxley

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | July 16, 2009 | Trade Paperback

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Aldous Huxley''s acclaimed and gripping account of one of the strangest occurrences in history

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.

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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 3.17 × 2.07 × 0.35 in

Published: July 16, 2009

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061724912

ISBN - 13: 9780061724916

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The Devils Of Loudun

by Aldous Huxley

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 3.17 × 2.07 × 0.35 in

Published: July 16, 2009

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061724912

ISBN - 13: 9780061724916

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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.

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Aldous Huxley''s acclaimed and gripping account of one of the strangest occurrences in history

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.

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.

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“A brilliant book . . . “The Devils of Loudun” shows Huxley’s genius at its best: It’s his scientific, almost forensic and detailed approach that makes us feel the truth and horror of what happened long ago in France. (Los Angeles Times)

Editorial Reviews

"A brilliant book . . . "The Devils of Loudun" shows Huxley''s genius at its best: It''s his scientific, almost forensic and detailed approach that makes us feel the truth and horror of what happened long ago in France. (Los Angeles Times)
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