The Exorcist (Paperback)William Peter Blatty (author)
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A masterclass in disturbing atmospherics and full-throttle occult thrills - and the literary horror classic that spawned the notorious Hollywood movie - Blatty’s chilling tale of possession and devilry is every bit as terrifying as it was when first published in 1971.
Father Damien Karras: 'Where is Regan?' Regan MacNeil: 'In here. With us.'
The terror begins unobtrusively. Noises in the attic. In the child's room, an odd smell, the displacement of furniture, an icy chill. At first, easy explanations are offered. Then frightening changes begin to appear in eleven-year-old Regan.
Medical tests fail to shed any light on her symptoms, but it is as if a different personality has invaded her body. Father Damien Karras, a Jesuit priest, is called in. Is it possible that a demonic presence has possessed the child? Exorcism seems to be the only answer...
First published in 1971, The Exorcist became a literary phenomenon and inspired one of the most shocking films ever made. This edition, polished and expanded by the author, includes new dialogue, a new character and a chilling new extended scene, provides an unforgettable reading experience that has lost none of its power to shock and continues to thrill and terrify new readers.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 273 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 24 mm
Edition: Special edition
'A tremendous novel...fast, powerful and completely gripping' - The Sunday Express
'Well researched, written in a literate style... grips with the force of evil incarnate, and there are not many readers who will be unmoved' - The New York Times Book Review
'Wonderfully exciting' - Newsweek
'Immensely satisfying... holds its audience in a vice-like grip' - The LA Times
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