The iconic tale of demonic possession, Catholic guilt and self-doubt horrifyingly illustrated by acclaimed artist Jeremy Caniglia.
‘It’s no surprise that Stephen King once came up to Blatty and said, “You know, in a way, you’re my father.”’
- S. T. Joshi
Few novels have shocked the world like The Exorcist. Inspired by the real-life exorcism of a child in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty’s gripping tale of a young girl thought possessed, and the small group of determined individuals who race against time to save her, is as iconic as it is horrifying. Yet beneath the notoriety of the novel, and the gruesome scenes stamped into the public consciousness by William Friedkin’s 1973 film adaptation, lies a satisfyingly complex exploration of Catholic notions of suffering, guilt and redemption. With illustrations from acclaimed artist Jeremy Caniglia, this Folio edition is a fitting tribute to an unforgettable work of psychological horror.
‘Immensely satisfying … holds its audience in a vice-like grip’
- Los Angeles Times
Bound in blocked cloth
Set in Warnock Pro
Full-colour title-page spread, 13 chapter headings and 13 full-page illustrations
Slipcase with printed spot UV
9½˝ × 6¼˝