The Devils of Loudun

This 5.5 x 8 hard cover has 340 pages. Book is in very good condition with light foxing and tanned pages, jacket is in good condition with edgewear, creases and soil. 

The Devils of Loudun is a "nonfiction novel" - a historical narrative of supposed demonic possession, religious fanaticism, sexual repression, and mass hysteria that occurred in seventeenth-century France surrounding unexplained events that took place in the small town of Loudun. It centers on Roman Catholic priest Urbain Grandier and an entire convent of Ursuline nuns, who allegedly became possessed by demons after Grandier made a pact with Satan. The events led to several public exorcisms as well as executions by burning. The book, though lesser known than Huxley's other novels (such as Brave New World), is widely considered one of his best works.

  • The Devils of Loudun
  • Aldous Huxley
  • Harper and Brothers, 1953