Deliverance Dickey, James September 10, 1994
Deliverance is a 1970 novel by James Dickey, his first. It was adapted into a 1972 film by director John Boorman. In 1998, the editors of the Modern Library selected Deliverance as #42 on their list of the 100 best 20th-Century novels. The novel was included on TIME magazine’s list of the 100 best English-language novels 2005 list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923.