Based on "Urbain Grandier" in the Celebrated Crimes by Alexandre Dumas, this play tells the tale of demonic possession and religious persecution in 1634 France. Father Urbain Grandier is accused of witchcraft and promiscuous behavior. Dumas depicts him as having genuine psychic powers, including channeling and distance viewing-but not of consorting with the devil. Ultimately, Grandier is brought before a tribunal and tried for his supposed crimes, with the inevitable conclusion. One the writer's most intense melodramas. First Translation into English.
Used availability for Alexandre Dumas's Urbain Grandier and the Devils of Loudon
December 2009 : USA Paperback