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Now up for grabs while supplies last, Suntup Editions presents a signed limited edition of Jaws by Peter Benchley. “The edition features a new exclusive introduction by Wendy Benchley, six full color illustrations by John Anthony Di Giovanni, bonus content from the archives of Peter Benchley, and a reproduction & sketches of the iconic painting by Roger Kastel used on the original paperback cover and film. The edition is highly limited with a very low print run.”  

From the press release, here’s everything you need to know…

First published in 1974, Jaws by Peter Benchley is a riveting novel of suspense and horror that terrified millions of readers and inspired an iconic film franchise.  

When a great white shark preys upon the small seaside resort town of Amity, New York, police chief Martin Brody is one of the few residents taking the threat seriously. Nearly everyone in Amity wants to downplay the shark’s presence to not scare away the tourists. But when the body count starts to rise, Brody realizes he must find a way to kill it, even if means putting his own life on the line.

When Peter Benchley wrote Jaws in the early 1970s, he meticulously researched all available data about shark behavior. Over the ensuing decades, Benchley was actively engaged with scientists and filmmakers on expeditions around the world as they expanded their knowledge of sharks.

During this time, there was an unprecedented upswing in the number of sharks killed to make shark-fin soup, and Benchley worked with governments and nonprofits to sound the alarm for shark conservation. He encouraged each new generation of Jaws fans to enjoy his riveting tale and to channel their excitement into support and protection of these magnificent, prehistoric apex predators.

This edition of Jaws contains bonus content from Peter Benchley’s archives, including the original typed title page, a brainstorming list of possible titles, a letter from Benchley to producer David Brown with honest feedback on the movie adaptation, and excerpts from Benchley’s book Shark Trouble highlighting his firsthand account of writing Jaws, selling it to Universal Studios, and working with Steven Spielberg. Also included is a reproduction and sketches of the iconic painting by Roger Kastel used on the original paperback cover and film poster.

The Artist edition is signed by artist John Anthony Di Giovanni. The Numbered edition is signed by John Anthony Di Giovanni and also by Wendy Benchley, who wrote the new exclusive introduction. Lettered and Roman Numeral editions are signed by John Anthony Di Giovanni, Wendy Benchley and Roger Kastel, who created the iconic Jaws artwork from the first edition paperback and movie poster. 

To pre-order the Artist edition, limited to only 1000 copies available for sale, visit: https://shop.suntup.press/products/jaws-by-peter-benchley-artist-edition.

For more information on the Roman Numeral, Lettered and Numbered editions, visit: https://suntup.press.

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