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The Resource The exorcist, William Peter Blatty

The exorcist, William Peter Blatty

Label
The exorcist
Title
The exorcist
Statement of responsibility
William Peter Blatty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. Inspired by a true story of a child’s demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals must rescue Regan from her unspeakable fate, and the drama that ensues is gripping and unfailingly terrifying. Two years after its publication, The Exorcist was, of course, turned into a wildly popular motion picture, garnering ten Academy Award nominations. On opening day of the film, lines of the novel’s fans stretched around city blocks. In Chicago, frustrated moviegoers used a battering ram to gain entry through the double side doors of a theater. In Kansas City, police used tear gas to disperse an impatient crowd who tried to force their way into a cinema. The three major television networks carried footage of these events; CBS’s Walter Cronkite devoted almost ten minutes to the story. The Exorcist was, and is, more than just a novel and a film: it is a true landmark. Purposefully raw and profane, The Exorcist still has the extraordinary ability to disturb readers and cause them to forget that it is “just a story.” Published here in this beautiful fortieth anniversary edition, it remains an unforgettable reading experience and will continue to shock and frighten a new generation of readers
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blatty, William Peter
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Demoniac possession
  • Exorcism
  • Horror tales
Target audience
adult
Label
The exorcist, William Peter Blatty
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Blond & Briggs, 1972
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000042469583
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
363 p.
Isbn
9780552156882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)153556009
Label
The exorcist, William Peter Blatty
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Blond & Briggs, 1972
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000042469583
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
363 p.
Isbn
9780552156882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)153556009

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