William Peter Blatty


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in New York, New York, The United States
January 07, 1928

Died
January 12, 2017

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William Peter Blatty was an American writer and filmmaker. He wrote the novel The Exorcist (1971) and the subsequent screenplay version for which he won an Academy Award. Born and raised in New York City, Blatty received his bachelor's degree in English from the Georgetown University in 1950, and his master's degree in English literature from the George Washington University in 1954. He also wrote and directed the sequel "The Exorcist III". Some of his other notable works are the novels Elsewhere (2009), Dimiter (2010) and Crazy (2010).
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The Exorcist

4.15 avg rating — 151,687 ratings — published 1971 — 169 editions
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Legion

3.72 avg rating — 8,035 ratings — published 1983 — 32 editions
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Dimiter

3.08 avg rating — 774 ratings — published 2010 — 17 editions
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The Ninth Configuration

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Elsewhere

3.18 avg rating — 564 ratings — published 1989 — 11 editions
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Crazy

2.79 avg rating — 352 ratings — published 2010 — 10 editions
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The Exorcist & Legion: Two ...

4.20 avg rating — 202 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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Finding Peter: A True Story...

3.02 avg rating — 175 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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On The Exorcist: From Novel...

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I'll Tell Them I Remember You

3.50 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions
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The Exorcist Legion
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“God never talks. But the devil keeps advertising, Father. The devil does a lot of commercials.”
William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist

“Perhaps evil is the crucible of goodness... and perhaps even Satan - Satan, in spite of himself - somehow serves to work out the will of God.”
William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist
tags: faith

“We mourn the blossoms of May because they are to whither; but we know that May is one day to have its revenge upon November, by the revolution of that solemn circle which never stops---which teaches us in our height of hope, ever to be sober, and in our depth of desolation, never to despair.”
William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist
tags: hope

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The Little Stranger The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters by Sarah WatersThe Little Stranger follows the strange adventures of Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. One dusty postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline-its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his.
 
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Cold Cold Heart Cold Cold Heart by Tami Hoag by Tami Hoag
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