The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty [FIRST BOOK CLUB EDITION / 1971]
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
FIRST BOOK CLUB EDITION  HARPER & ROW
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition Dust jacket has some fraying / mild tearing to edges, some general wear and two small pieces of tape stuck to spine, but is fully in tact and artwork is still vibrant.
Book itself is excellent. Red cloth cover w/ gilded title on spine is immaculate. Inside reads like new. *Stamp and name plate on inside of cover.
The terrifying novel that inspired the historic motion picture...
Georgetown, Washington D.C., 1973...
Actress and divorced mother Chris MacNeil starts to experience 'difficulties' with her usually sweet-natured eleven-year-old daughter Regan. The child becomes afflicted by spasms, convulsions and unsettling amnesiac episodes; these abruptly worsen into violent fits of appalling foul-mouthed curses, accompanied by physical mutation. Medical science is baffled by Regan's plight and, in her increasing despair, Chris turns to troubled priest and psychiatrist Damien Karras, who immediately recognises something profoundly malevolent in Regan's distorted fetures and speech. On Karras's recommendation, the Church summons Father Merrin, a specialist in the exorcism of demons . . .