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Peter Benchley (1940–2006)

Autor(a) de Jaws

52+ Works 8,002 Membros 229 Reviews 5 Favorited

About the Author

Peter Benchley was born on May 8, 1940, in New York into one of America's most celebrated literary families. His grandfather was the humorist Robert Benchley and his father the novelist Nathaniel Benchley. A 1961 Harvard graduate, Peter Benchley started out as a reporter for the Washington Post mostrar mais before going on to work as an associate editor for Newsweek. From 1967 to 1969 he was a speechwriter for President Lyndon Johnson. Benchley's interest in the sea, stemming from childhood summers spent on the coast of Nantucket, led to his meticulously researching the subject of sharks and writing such bestselling and critically acclaimed novels as The Deep, Whiteshark, and Jaws. Jaws was later adapted into a blockbuster movie (1975). Two of his other books were turned into the made-for-TV movies, The Beast and The Creature. He has also written numerous reviews and articles for magazines and newspapers, and has appeared in more than a dozen television documentaries about marine life and oceans. Benchley died from pulmonary fibrosis on February 12, 2006 at the age of 65. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de Peter Benchley

Jaws (1974) 4,037 cópias
The Deep (1976) 794 cópias
Beast (1991) 677 cópias
White Shark (1994) 673 cópias
The Island (1979) 561 cópias
The Girl of the Sea of Cortez (1982) 242 cópias
Q Clearance (1987) 183 cópias
Rummies (1989) 92 cópias
Jaws 2 [1978 film] (1978) — Writer — 75 cópias
Lush (1989) 16 cópias
The Island [1980 Film] (1980) — Autor — 11 cópias
The Beast [1996 TV movie] (1996) — Novel by — 11 cópias
Time and a Ticket (1964) 3 cópias
L'ISOLA 2 cópias
Tiburón blanco (1997) 2 cópias
O munstro (77) 1 exemplar(es)
Cápa 1 exemplar(es)
اعماق 1 exemplar(es)
DIPTEKILER 1 exemplar(es)
Tubarão 1 exemplar(es)
Tiburon 1 exemplar(es)
O Fundo do Mar 1 exemplar(es)
Der weisse Hai 1 (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Pigen og havet (1983) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Jaws [1975 film] (1975) — Screenwriter — 737 cópias
The Deep [1977 film] (1977) — Original book — 50 cópias
Jaws 3-D [1983 film] (1983) — Writer, algumas edições36 cópias
National Geographic Magazine 1985 v167 #6 June (1985) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
National Geographic Magazine 1997 v191 #6 June (1997) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
National Geographic Magazine 1988 v173 #4 April (1988) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Secrets of the Ocean Realm (1997) — Prefácio — 23 cópias
Livros Condensados (Unknown Condensed Books) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Reader's Digest 4 in 1 Jaws etc. — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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I have read this book many times! The paperback copy completely fell apart. I most recently listened to it on audio. A great read!
 
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Chrissylou62 | outras 147 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |
My thoughts about this book are on Booklikes at http://sheric.booklikes.com/post/800964/jaws-
 
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Doodlebug34 | outras 147 resenhas | Jan 1, 2024 |
Rekreační město Amity každoročně navštíví mnoho nic netušících turistů a rekreantů. Toto léto však mnoho z nich najde smrt v hladových čelistech bílého žraloka. Nezbývá než čekat, až se objeví někdo, kdo bude mít dostatek odvahy k odstranění obrovitého zabijáka. Své štěstí tak zkouší například lovec žraloků Quint, ichtyolog Hooper, či policista Brody.
 
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PDSS | outras 147 resenhas | Dec 15, 2023 |
Upon a second read I have to change my rating to three stars. It's not that it isn't a good book. It is and I will still recommend it to anyone that has seen the movie but it just doesn't hold up in my opinion to the first reading.
 
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everettroberts | outras 147 resenhas | Oct 20, 2023 |

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Obras
52
Also by
24
Membros
8,002
Popularidade
#3,026
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Resenhas
229
ISBNs
295
Idiomas
17
Favorito
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