Devils Of Loudun (eBook)
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HUXLEY'S MASTERPIECE AND PERHAPS THE MOST ENJOYABLE BOOK ABOUT SPIRITUALITY EVER WRITTEN. .Washington Post Book WorldAldous Huxley's"e;brilliant"e; (Los Angeles Times)and gripping account of one of the strangest occurrences in history, hailed as the "e;peak achievement of Huxleys career"e; by the New York TimesIn 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 Grandieraccused of spiritually and sexually seducing the nuns in his chargewas 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 beAldous Huxley'snonfiction masterpiece.