Aldous Huxley (1894–1963). The Devils of Loudun. Aldous Huxley was born on 26 July 1894 near Godalming, Surrey. He began writing poetry and short stories in his early twenties, but it was his first novel Crome Yellow (1921), which established his literary reputation. This was swiftly followed by Antic Hay (1923), Those Barren Leaves (1925) and Point Counter Point (1928) – bright, brilliant satires of contemporary society. For most of the 1920s Huxley lived in Italy but in the 1930s he moved to Sanary, near Toulon
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The Devils of Loudun is a 1952 non-fiction novel by Aldous Huxley. It is 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 Devils Of Loudun. Imprint: Vintage Classics. Published: 07/04/2005. Huxley has reconstructed with skill, learning and horror one of the most appalling incidents in the history of witch-hunting during its seventeenth-century heyday. lt;i The Devils of Loudun
The Devils of Loudun (Paperback). Published October 28th 1971 by Penguin Books Limited. Paperback, 329 pages. Author(s): Aldous Huxley. ISBN: 0140032061 (ISBN13: 9780140032062). Published 1992 by Book-of-the-Month Club. The Devils of Loudun: A True Story of Demonic Possession (Paperback). Published July 28th 2009 by Harper Perennial Modern Classics. Paperback, 368 pages.
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Are you sure you want to remove The devils of Loudun from your list? About the Book. In 1634 Urbain Grandier, a handsome and dissolute priest of the parish of Loudun was tried, tortured and burnt at the stake. October 2001, Penguin USA (P). Devils of Loudun (Penguin Classics).
The Devils of Loudun Aldous Huxley. CHAPTER I. IT was in 1605 that Joseph Hall, the satirist and future bishop, made his first visit to Flanders. Along our way how many churches saw we demolished, nothing left but rude heaps to tell the passenger, there hath been both devotion and hostility. Oh, the miserable footsteps of war!. But (which I wondered at) churches fall, and Jesuits’ colleges rise everywhere. There is no city where these are not rearing or built
The Devils of Loudun is a 1952 non-fiction novel by Aldous Huxley. It is a historical narrative of supposed demonic possession, religious fanaticism, sexual repression, and mass hysteria that occurred in 17th-century France surrounding unexplained events that took place in the small town of Loudun.
In 1632 an entire convent in the small French village of Loudun was apparently possessed by the devil. Then he was burned at the stake for witchcraft