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. 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.

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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 17th-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 story was adapted into a stage play in 1960, which was then adapted into the controversial 1971 Ken Russell film The Devils, which starred Vanessa Redgrave and Oliver Reed. There is also an opera based on the play, Die Teufel von Loudun, by Krzysztof Penderecki, available on DVD. The book, though lesser known than Huxley's other novels (such as Brave New World), is widely considered one of his best works. (en)
  • I diavoli di Loudun (The Devils of Loudun) è un romanzo scritto da Aldous Huxley nel 1952 ed ispirato al caso dei diavoli di Loudun, il più famoso caso di possessione demoniaca della storia, avvenuto a Loudun, una piccola cittadina francese, nel 1634. (it)
  • Les Diables de Loudun, étude d'histoire et de psychologie (1952) est un récit de l'écrivain britannique Aldous Huxley. (fr)
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  • I diavoli di Loudun (The Devils of Loudun) è un romanzo scritto da Aldous Huxley nel 1952 ed ispirato al caso dei diavoli di Loudun, il più famoso caso di possessione demoniaca della storia, avvenuto a Loudun, una piccola cittadina francese, nel 1634. (it)
  • Les Diables de Loudun, étude d'histoire et de psychologie (1952) est un récit de l'écrivain britannique Aldous Huxley. (fr)
  • 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. 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. (en)
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