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The Exorcist - Blatty, William Peter - 1971. 
Harper and Row, 1971 Octavo, original half moon cloth, original dust jacket. First edition of Blatty's bestselling horror novel, signed by him on the front free end paper. First edition stated on the copyright page. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Blatty's novel "took the horror genre out of the specialist category and into the bestseller racks" (Horror 100 Best 68) and is considered "a landmark of modern horror fiction that grounds the classic battle between Good and Evil in the generation gap of the 1960s and explores the incongruity of religious faith in the modern secular world" (Fantasy and Horror 6-36)." The screen version [released 1973], with its realistic and shocking effects, transformed the horror movie and revived the moribund horror fiction market" (Clute & Grant, 119). The 1973 film version, directed by William Friedkin, starred Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, and Linda Blair in her break-out role.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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