New York: Harper & Row, 1971. First Edition. A Near Fine copy in like dust jacket. Hinges tender but holding firmly. Dust jacket with only slight wear at the spine ends and corners. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page: "For Jan with good wishes from William Peter Blatty." Basis for the classic 1973 horror film, which earned ten Academy Award nominations, winning two.
Documenting the demonic possession of twelve year old Regan MacNeil, the novel became a horror sensation that has inspired classic films and television series. A terrifying example of life-inspired fiction which fascinates audiences even today; The Exorcist, as it nears its 50th anniversary, continues sparking debates about religion and the supernatural. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #2793)