New York: Harper & Row, 1971. First Edition. A Near Fine copy in like dust jacket, with gentle wear to spine ends and small chips to the top of the upper rear panel. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page by the author to J. Lee Thompson, the writer and director responsible for Cape Fear, and his wife Penny : "To Lee and Penn, With Great Affection, 'Blatty.' 4/22/71." 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 #4504)