The Case Against Satan (Penguin Classics)

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By the 20th century, the centuries-old Roman Catholic exorcism ritual for combatting demonic possession was all but dead, eviscerated by the ascent of modern science and rationalism. But Ray Russell's 1962 novel, The Case Against Satan, set the stage for a proliferation of exorcisms on page, screen, and even bizarrely, in real life.

Just a few weeks ago, Susan Garth was "a very good girl, a clean-talking sweet little girl" of high school age. But that was before she started having "fits"-a sudden aversion to churches and a newfound fondness for vulgarity. If not madness, then the answer must be demonic possession, for which there is only one response: exorcism.

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Before The Exorcist and Rosemary s Baby, there was The Case Against Satan By the twentieth....

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Provocative, shocking, moving ( Kirkus Reviews)

[Sardonicus is] perhaps the finest example of the modern gothic ever written (Stephen King)

Russell links postpulp literature and the Grand Grand Guignol tradition with the modern sensibilities of America in the 1960s... a fascinating combination of the liberal and the heretic (Guillermo del Toro)

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