The Devils of Loudon
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The Devils of Loudon
Released
January 1, 1952
Publisher
Chatto & Windus
  • Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
Category: Non-Fiction
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Book condition

Near-fine first edition with slight bruising to top of pine. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with some light chipping to spine and edges, and slight foxing on the flaps and reverse of jacket. Small puncture to back cover.



About

In 1634 Urbain Grandier, a handsome and dissolute priest of the parish of Loudun was tried, tortured and burnt at the stake. He had been found guilty of conspiring with the devil to seduce an entire convent of nuns in what was the most sensational case of mass possession and sexual hysteria in history. Grandier maintained his innocence to the end and four years after his death the nuns were still being subjected to exorcisms to free them from their demonic bondage. Huxley's vivid account of this bizarre tale of religious and sexual obsession transforms our understanding of the medieval world.

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