The Godfather Mario Puzo

The Godfather Paperback

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About The Book

The Corleone family is a part of the deadly Mafia underworld with a powerful legacy of blood and honor that is passed on from father to son. Vita Corleone, the Godfather who is the Mafia leader, is a man who is obsessed with power and leaves no chance to gain and hold as much power as possible. He is also known for being friendly.

The Godfather is a book which concerns with the mob war fought by the Corleone family against the four of the other five mafia families of New York. Don Vito's sons take over this family legacy post the murder of Don Vito by men working for the drug dealer Virgil “The Turk” Sollozzo. The sons, Michael and Santino run the family business with the help of consigliere Tom Hagen and the two caporegime Peter Clemenza and Salvatore Tessio.

A series of unfortunate events lead to a full scale war and the murder of Santino followed by Michael's ascension to full power. The Godfather is a classic novel of the cold-blooded world of the Mafia with murders, legacy, greed and tradition. This book was published by RHUK; New edition (21 February 1991) and is available in paperback.

Key Features

  • The Godfather was adapted in to a feature film by the same name, which went on to become a greatest hit in Hollywood.

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Review

“‘As for fiction, there can only be one choice – The Godfather'” The Times “The Godfather, one of the most entertaining and absorbing popular novels of the postwar period… Puzo’s masterpiece” Robert McCrum in the Observer

About the Author

About the Author: Mario Gianluigi Puzo was born in New York in a poor Italian family. He graduated from the City College of New York and later joined the United States Army Forces in World War II. He wrote his first short story, The Last Christmas, which got published in the American Vanguard. Puzo wrote his first book, The Dark Arena post the World War II. Before writing his well known book The Godfather, he worked as a writer/editor for publisher Martin Goodman’s Magazine Management Company during the period of 1950s to early 1960s. Puzo died in the year 1999 after a heart failure.

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Mario Puzo