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The Godfather (Mario Puzo's Mafia)
by Mario Puzo

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The Godfather (Mario Puzo's Mafia) by Mario Puzo Overview

The Godfather—the epic tale of crime and betrayal that became a global phenomenon. Almost fifty years ago, a classic was born. A searing portrayal of the Mafia underworld, The Godfather introduced readers to the first family of American crime fiction, the Corleones, and their powerful legacy of tradition, blood, and honor. The seduction of power, the pitfalls of greed, and The Godfather—the epic tale of crime and betrayal that became a global phenomenon. Almost fifty years ago, a classic was born. A searing portrayal of the Mafia underworld, The Godfather introduced readers to the first family of American crime fiction, the Corleones, and their powerful legacy of tradition, blood, and honor. The seduction of power, the pitfalls of greed, and the allegiance to family—these are the themes that have resonated with millions of readers around the world and made The Godfather the definitive novel of the violent subculture that, steeped in intrigue and controversy, remains indelibly etched in our collective consciousness. ~penguin.com

Mario Puzo

About The Godfather (Mario Puzo's Mafia) Description

Puzo was born in a poor family of Neapolitan immigrants living in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York. Many of his books draw heavily on this heritage. After graduating from the City College of New York, he joined the United States Army Air Forces in World War II. Due to his poor eyesight, the military did not let him undertake combat duties but made him a public relations officer statione

Data Book The Godfather (Mario Puzo's Mafia)

Original Title The Godfather ISBN 0451205766 (ISBN13: 9780451205766 ) Edition Language English Series Mario Puzo's Mafia, The Godfather Characters Don Vito Corleone, Michael "Mike" Corleone, Santino "Sonny" Corleone, Constanzia "Connie" Corleone, Fredo "Freddie" Corleone...more , Tom Hagen, Johnny Fontane, Peter "Pete" Clemenza, Al Neri, Rocco Lampone, Luca Brasi...less setting United States of America New York (the state) (United States) Sicily (Italy) (271)