The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition

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The Exorcist changed popular culture forever. Now, William Peter Blatty's groundbreaking story of faith and supernatural suspense--the runaway #1 bestseller that started it all--is reincarnated in this spectacular newly polished and rewritten 40th Anniversary Edition of the novel that burst through society's seven seals and paved the way for the entire genre that followed it: the unforgettable The Exorcist.

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When originally published in 1971, The Exorcist became not only a bestselling literary phenomenon, but one of the most frightening and controversial novels ever written. (When the author adapted his book to the screen two years later, it then became one of the most terrifying movies ever made.) The deceptively simple story focuses on Regan, the 11-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C.; the child apparently is possessed by an ancient demon. It's up to a small group of overwhelmed yet determined humans to somehow rescue Regan from this unspeakable fate. Purposefully raw and profane, this novel still has the extraordinary ability to literally shock us into forgetting that it is "just a story." The Exorcist remains a truly unforgettable reading experience. Blatty published a sequel, Legion, in 1983. --Stanley Wiater

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The edition of my novel The Exorcist that was first published in 1971 was a first draft.
This 40th Anniversary Edition is my second.

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