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The Devils of Loudun - Huxley, Aldous

The Devils of Loudun - Huxley, Aldous

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Clean, tight, unmarked; a few very light scratches and light edge wear to dust jacket; bright red dust jacket with white titles and black headline; picture of Aldous Huxley on back cover; black cover with red spine; very minimal wear; In this brilliant historical narrative Huxley explores one of the strangest episodes in history. A convent of nuns possessed by devils, a priest accused of witchcraft and martyred at the orders of Cardinal Richelieu, a saintly mystic gripped by the demons he had challenged. The history of Loudun's devils runs the full gamut from the morally squalid to the heroic, from tragic sublimity to the grotesque, from the ugliest superstitions to the highest spirituality. Mr. Huxley told the story against a background of psychological and historical comment. The drama is made to unfold itself in the light, not only of the beliefs and sentiments of the period, but also of contemporary through and perennial philosophy.
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New York, NY

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