The Devils of Loudun - Aldous Huxley Reviews
Description:ISBN 0786703687 / Author: Aldous Huxley / Genre: Fiction / Urbain Grandier, parson of the French town of Loudun, was tortured and burned ... more
The Devils of Loudun - Aldous Huxley ... at the stake in 1634. He was accused of being in league with the Devil and seducing an entire convent of nuns, in what is the most sensational case of mass possession and sexual hysteria in history. Charming, handsome, dandyish and promiscuous, as soon as Grandier arrived in Loudun it became clear that he took more than a pastoral interest in his female parishioners. His reputation for arousing extraordinary sexual passions in the townswomen spread to the Prioress of the local convent, Sister Jeanne, who became obsessed with the delicious monster.
Newest Review: ... also makes plain that deceitful, hysterical, and downright silly as they may have been, the Nuns were not the most culpable ... more
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by - written on 26/04/02, updated on 26/04/02 (Very useful, 2647 readings)
‘The Devils of Loudon’ is a long, wordy, scholastic history of a highly interesting event which took place in the French town of Loudon in the early sixteen thirties. The parson of the town, Urbain Grandier, a handsome, promiscuous rogue with an eye for the ladies and very bad instincts of self preservation, was accused and convicted of being in league with the devil, and as such tortured and then burned to death. The reason for his condemnation was his hysterical denunciation by a convent full of nuns, who claimed that, through the malefic influence of his demonic contacts he was inciting them to think lewd thoughts, shout filthy words, and indulge in ... Read the complete review
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