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The Devils of Loudun (Paperback)
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.
Aremarkable true story of religious and sexual obsession, The Devils of Loudon isconsidered by many to beBrave New World author Aldous Huxley'snonfiction masterpiece.
About the Author
ALDOUS HUXLEY (18941963) was an English writer who spent the latter part of his life in the United States. Though best known for Brave New World, he also wrote countless works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and essays. A humanist, pacifist and satirist, he wrote novels and other works that functioned as critiques of social norms and ideals. Aldous Huxley is often considered a leader of modern thought and one of the most important literary and philosophical voices of the 20th century.