The Devils of Loudun
ISBN: 0061724912
EAN13: 9780061724916
Language: English
Publication Date: July 28, 2009
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 0.93" H x 7.91" L x 5.16" W
Weight: 1.07 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
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.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover 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.