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The Devils of Loudon

The Devils of Loudon

by Aldous Huxley

Publisher Chatto & Windus

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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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About the Author

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley was born in 1894, in Godalming, Surrey.


He was an English novelist and critic gifted with an acute and far-ranging intelligence whose works are notable for their wit and pessimistic satire. He remains best known for one novel, Brave New World (1932), a model for much dystopian science fiction that followed.


The author’s lifelong preoccupation with the negative and positive impacts of science and technology on 20th-century life, expressed most forcefully in Brave New World but also in one of his last essays, written for Encyclopaedia Britannica's 1963 volume of The Great Ideas Today, about the conquest of space, make him one of the representative writers and intellectuals of that century.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    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.

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