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Blatty, William Peter

Overview
Works: 254 works in 1,120 publications in 27 languages and 16,908 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Horror fiction  Horror films  Comedy films  Biography  Thrillers (Fiction)  Humorous fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Producer, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Director, Narrator, Other, Actor, fmd, Contributor, Conceptor, Performer, fmp, Composer
Classifications: PS3552.L392, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Peter Blatty
The exorcist by William Peter Blatty( Book )

316 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 25 languages and held by 4,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jesuit priest, unable to find plausible explanations for an eleven-year-old's strange behavior, begins to suspect demonic possession
Legion : a novel by William Peter Blatty( Book )

46 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murder of a small boy, a deaf-mute, in a mock crucifixion puts detective William Kinderman on the trail of a series of brutal murders leading him to a deadly confrontation with the ultimate evil
The exorcist by William Friedkin( Visual )

84 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actress Chris MacNeil becomes increasingly disturbed by the inexplicable behavior of her 12-year-old daughter Regan--mouthing obscenities, predicting the murder of one of Chris's friends, and urinating in public. Doctors and psychologists have no explanation and as a last option, Chris consults a priest. Father Damian Karras, a Jesuit who is having doubts about his own faith following his mother's death, investigates. Karras comes to no other conclusion that Regan is possessed by a demon. Father Merrin, an older Jesuit, helps Father Karras perform an exorcism, battling the demons inside the child. As much a film about Catholicism and the crisis of faith in the modern world as possession, the Exorcist remains a brilliant horror film, one with an archetypal ability to reach and disturb viewers
A shot in the dark by Blake Edwards( Visual )

31 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bumbling Inspector Clouseau's attempt to prove the innocence of a voluptuous French maid, the prime suspect in a series of bizarre murders, leads him to a nudist colony and the Parisian mansion of a French millionaire
Dimiter by William Peter Blatty( Book )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As state security in 1970s Albania tortures a prisoner named Dimiter, known as the American "agent from hell," the staff at Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital becomes enmeshed in a series of unexplainable deaths, until events explode in a surprising climax
The exorcist( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The frightening and realistic tale of an innocent girl inhabited by a terrifying entity, her mother's frantic resolve to save her, and two priests, one doubt-ridden, the other a rock of faith, joined in battling ultimate evil. The extended director's cut includes over ten minutes of footage deleted before the film's 1973 release
Crazy by William Peter Blatty( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1941 New York, young Joey El Bueno's world is turned upside-down when he meets the enigmatic Jane Bent, a freckle-faced girl with pigtails who seems to know him better than he knows himself, comes and goes at will, claims to have once levitated six feet off the ground, and seems to only be known by Joey.--Résumé de l'éditeur
The ninth configuration by William Peter Blatty( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The basis of an acclaimed 1980 film (also known as Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane), The Ninth Configuration is a thought-provoking, blackly comic journey into the heart of madness-and the outer limits of belief."--Provided by publisher
William Peter Blatty's The exorcist III( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A policeman who doesn't believe in demoniac possession investigates a series of mysterious murders
Darling Lili by Blake Edwards( Visual )

19 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two strangers find love amidst the chaos of World War I in this musical extravaganza set in the harrowing world of international espionage
Demons five, exorcists nothing : a fable by William Peter Blatty( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A once-respected film director, who fell victim to a series of flops, is hired by a Hollywood studio to direct the film of a bestselling novel. A change in fortune? Alas, a plot to sink him forever by the owner of the studio. He was once married to the director's wife and wants her back
The Ninth Configuration( Visual )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an experimental government center for troubled Vietnam veterans, the inmates run the asylum. One works on an adaptation of Shakespeare ... for dogs. Another fancies himself a caped superhero. Still others masquerade as frogmen, nurses, nuns, pirates, doctors. Yet Colonel Hudson Kane, the psychiatrist in charge, eyes all with a stoic reserve. Maybe too stoic: there's a mystery here. And its final resolution is like a thunderclap
Twinkle, twinkle, "Killer" Kane! by William Peter Blatty( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Cutshaw, a former astronaut who fell into madness, lives in a large castle that is actually an insane asylum for military personnel
Elsewhere by William Peter Blatty( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This incredible haunted house novel by William Peter Blatty, the legendary author of The Exorcist, is disturbing, unsettling, chilling, and laced with a nasty streak of dark humor. Elsewhere is a must-have for all fans of dark fiction and sure to become a time-honored classic in the genre."--Jacket flap
Crazy : a novel by William Peter Blatty( Recording )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1941 New York, young Joey El Bueno's world is turned upside-down when he meets the enigmatic Jane Bent, a freckle-faced girl with pigtails who seems to know him better than he knows himself, comes and goes at will, claims to have once levitated six feet off the ground, and seems to only be known by Joey
Dimiter by William Peter Blatty( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As state security in 1970s Albania tortures a prisoner named Dimiter, known as the American "agent from hell," the staff at Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital becomes enmeshed in a series of unexplicable deaths--until events explode in a surprising climax
The exorcist by William Peter Blatty( )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl becomes possessed by the devil and causes several violent deaths before she can be cured
What did you do in the war, daddy? by Blake Edwards( Visual )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sicily, World War II: A group of American soldiers assigned to occupy a Sicilian village find that the inhabitants have no resistance to being occupied, as long as they allowed to carry on with a planned festival and the ensuing celebration. Complications abound when Allied forces meet Axis powers with comic results
John Goldfarb, please come home! by William Peter Blatty( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blatty's tale concerns John "Wrong-Way" Goldfarb, a former college football star who once ran 95 yards for a touchdown in the wrong direction. Now a U-2 pilot, his plane malfunctions and crashes in the mythical Arab kingdom of Fawzia. The country's leader threatens to turn him over to the Soviets unless he agrees to coach a football team
The exorcist : the complete anthology( Visual )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete anthology of all six Exorcist films, including the original, a longer version of the original, 2 sequels and 2 prequels
 
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Alternative Names
Blatty, Bill

Blatty Bill 1928-....

Blatty, Bill 1928-2017

Blatty, Peter

Blatty W.P.

Blatty, William 1928-

Blatty, William 1928-2017

Blatty, William P. 1928-

Blatty, William P. 1928-2017

Blatty, William Peter 1928-

Bletijs, Viljams Pīters 1928-

Bletis V.P.

Blėtti, Uilʹi︠a︡m Piter

William Peter Blatty American writer and filmmaker

William Peter Blatty Amerikaans filmregisseur

William Peter Blatty amerikai filmrendező, forgatókönyvíró

William Peter Blatty amerykański pisarz i scenarzysta

William Peter Blatty amerykański pisarz, scenarzysta

William Peter Blatty réalisateur américain

William Peter Blatty scrittore, sceneggiatore e regista statunitense

William Peter Blatty US-amerikanischer Autor und Regisseur

Блетти, Вильям Питер 1928-

Блэтти Уильям П.

Блэтти Уильям Питер

Уильям Питер Блэтти американский писатель, сценарист и режиссёр

Уилям Питър Блати

Ўільям Блэцьці

ויליאם פיטר בלאטי

ويليام بيتر بلاتي مخرج وكاتب سيناريو أمريكي

ویلیام پیتر بلتی فیلمنامه‌نویس، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

윌리엄 피터 블래티

ウィリアム・ピーター・ブラッティ

ブラッティ, W.F.

ブラッティ, ウィリアム・ピーター

威廉·彼得·布拉蒂

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