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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407056692
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

The Exorcist




It became one of the most shocking films of all time and now it's inspired Fox TV's spine-tingling new television series - for millions of readers, William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist remains the most terrifying novel ever written...

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.

  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407056692
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the author

William Peter Blatty

The novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter William Peter Blatty was born in 1928. The Exorcist was first published in 1971 and has become one of the defining works of horror fiction. His other novels include The Ninth Configuration, Legion, Elsewhere and Dimiter. He died in 2017.

Praise for The Exorcist

A tremendous novel...fast, powerful and completely gripping

Sunday Express

Immensely satisfying... holds its audience in a vice-like grip

LA Times

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

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