The Devils of Loudun Aldous Huxley

The Devils of Loudun

Author: Aldous Huxley
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Book Title
The Devils of Loudun
Author
Aldous Huxley
ISBN
9780061724916
First published in 1952, The Devils of Loudun is Aldous Huxley's thrilling account of one of history's most sensational cases of mass demonic possession. In seventeeth-century France, an entire Catholic convent is apparently possessed by the devil. Urban Grandier, a charismatic priest, is accused of being in league with Satan and seducing the nuns - both spiritually and sexually. After a much-publicized trial, Grandier is burnt at the stake for witchcraft. This gripping true history of Grandier and the nuns of Loudun is told by one of the master storytellers of the 20th century. Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was born in Surrey, England, and is the author of many critically acclaimed books of fiction and nonfiction, including Brave New World, The Doors of Perception, and Island. "Huxley's masterpiece and perhaps the most enjoyable book about spirituality ever written. In telling the grotesque, bawdy and true story of a 17th-century convent of cloistered French nuns who contrived to have a priest they never met burned alive as a warlock ... Huxley painlessly conveys a wealth of information about mysticism and the unconscious." - Washington Post Book WorldBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Aldous HuxleyPublisher: Harper PerennialPublished: 07/28/2009ISBN: 9780061724916Pages: 340Weight: 0.60lbsSize: 7.90h x 5.20w x 1.00d

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