Limited to just 400 total copies — SOLD OUT IN LESS THAN 30 HOURS!
Earlier this year, William Peter Blatty announced that he had revised his original manuscript for The Exorcist to be published as a special 40th Anniversary edition.
This is his final, definitive version of The Exorcist and Lonely Road Books will be publishing it as a deluxe, oversized, slipcased and signed Special Edition next year!
This special edition will feature multiple pages of full-color artwork by Caniglia and will be limited to just 374 copies of the Limited Edition and 26 copies of the Lettered Edition, making it an extremely collectible edition!
Due to strong demand, this book is already 65% sold out and we don’t expect the remaining copies to last long!
About the Revised Edition:
For the special 40th Anniversary Edition of The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty has returned to the manuscript, reworking portions of the book that never satisfied him. Due to financial constraints and a pressing workload at the time, he was forced to forego a desired revision. “For most of these past forty years I have rued not having done a thorough second draft and careful polish of the dialogue and prose,” Blatty says. “But now, like an answer to a prayer, this fortieth anniversary edition has given me not only the opportunity to do that second draft, but to do it at a time in my life — I am 83 — when it might not be totally unreasonable to hope that my abilities, such as they are, have at least somewhat improved, and for all of this I say, Deo gratias!” Among the changes, Blatty has added a chilling scene introducing the unsettling minor character of a Jesuit psychiatrist.