The Devils of Loudun

The Devils of Loudun

by Aldous Huxley
     
 

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1643: In one of history’s most sensational cases of mass possession and sexual hysteria, Urbain Grandier, a handsome seducer of women, and priest of the parish of Loudon, was found guilty of being in league with the devil and burnt at the stake. Huxley gives a vivid account of this bizarre tale of religious and sexual obsession.See more details below

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1643: In one of history’s most sensational cases of mass possession and sexual hysteria, Urbain Grandier, a handsome seducer of women, and priest of the parish of Loudon, was found guilty of being in league with the devil and burnt at the stake. Huxley gives a vivid account of this bizarre tale of religious and sexual obsession.

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Saturday Review of Literature
A mirror in which modern man can see all that is rotten in his society and himself.

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ISBN-13:
9780099477761
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/22/2008
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.05(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.85(d)

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