Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1965
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 22405
Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj
[nice tight copy with no discernible wear; jacket very clean and attractive, with a short closed tear and associated creasing at top of spine]. (line drawings) "A wildly amusing first-person narrative (from tapes) by a phantom William Shakespeare, in which the Bard of Avon's ghost discusses many things -- particularly the charges that he didn't write the plays. He demolishes Marlowe, the Baconian Society, Ben Jonson, and others. He also proves, for some readers, that Queen Elizabeth was the real playwright." Blatty's third (and scarcest) book. View More...
[nice tight book, light external soiling, faint diagonal crease at bottom right corner of front cover]. Mass Market PB (B&W photographs) A comprehensive history of the creation of THE EXORCIST -- novel and film -- from the perspective of the book's author. Contents: a 39-page introduction by Blatty in which he discusses how he came to write the book and how it began to make its transition from page to screen; his first draft screenplay; a discussion of "Why Changes Were Made in the Screenplay" (11 pages); a "Transcript with Scene Settings" (essentially a continuity script for... View More...