4 edition of In the jaws of life found in the catalog.
In the jaws of life
Originally published, London , Virago Press, 1992.
|Statement||Dubravka Ugrešić ; translated by Celia Hawkesworth and Michael Henry Heim ; with a foreword by Andrew Wachtel.|
|Series||Writings from an unbound Europe, Literature in translation -- 4|
|Contributions||Hawkesworth, Celia., Heim, Michael Henry., Wachtel, Andrew.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 252 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||252|
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Contains a glossary.Benchley was inspired by several real-life incidents, such as the Jersey Shore shark attacks of that resulted in four deaths over 12 days. The success of the movie inspired three movie sequels—Jaws 2 () (), Jaws 3-D () () and Jaws: The Revenge () ().