THE NINTH CONFIGURATION. A Novel.

New York: Harper & Row, (1978). First edition. Hardcover. Inscribed and signed on the half-title page: "For / Mel / With great respect / and appreciation / William Peter Blatty." Basis for the 1980 big screen film directed and written by Blatty, that stars Stacy Keach and Scott Wilson. In a decaying Gothic mansion hidden in a forest near the coast of the Pacific Northwest are twenty-seven men confined for the treatment of inexplicable mental disturbances. Called Center 18 by the Pentagon, this top-secret installation is part of its efforts to discover, if it can, the causes and cures of a rash of breakdowns among military officers that cannot be accounted for by their service experiences. The problem is unsettlng and ominous. 135pp. A near fine copy with light foxing to top edge, in a nearly fine, price-clipped, clean dust jacket. Item #13522
ISBN: 0060103590

Price: $150.00

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