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.[1] The novel was included on Time magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923.[2]

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