The Godfather

The Godfather

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

Title:The Godfather
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780451205766
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About Mario Puzo

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


    The Godfather Reviews

  • Brina

    Mario Puzo wrote The Godfather, a book that was to become an instant classic, at a time when both his personal life and that of the United States were in transition. Puzo's first two novels had not so...

  • Diane

    The Best! a treasure of a story,plot and movie to keep forever...good storytelling and amazing writing (paperback!)...

  • Luca Ambrosino

    English (The Godfather) / ItalianoNew York, 1945. The Italian-American boss Vito Corleone, during the celebrations for his daughter's wedding, agrees to meet some Italian emigrants that ask for his he...

  • Nayra.Hassan

    لقد اقتبست شخصية العراب من والدتي التى احببتها كثيرا و خفت منها أكثر...ماريو بوزو ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~فيتو كورليوني ..ا...

  • Kerstin

    I'm one of the people who watched the whole movie trilogy and then after that found out that The Godfatherexists as a novel. Naturally, I had to purchase it. It is a matter of taste, I suppose, but ne...

  • Manny

    "Come in.""Ah, Don Corleone, I'm sorry to trouble you -""Sit down.""Thank you, Don Corleone -""Where is your mother from?""I'm sorry?""Your mother, she is from Italia. Which town?"The rest of this rev...

  • Ahmed

    I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse.قد تكون هي الجملة الأشهر فى تاريخ صناعة السينما , ولكن قبل أن ينطق بها العظيم مارلون بر...

  • Ana

    “He smelled the garden, the yellow shield of light smote his eyes, and he whispered, "Life is so beautiful." ...

  • Fabian

    Puzo creates his awesome world & then plays with his own elements (those of detective noir and mob drama) like a world-class chess champion. Less than a fourth into the narrative, POW! the Don has bee...

  • Kaion

    Indeed, dear reader, I did not hate The Godfather. I h-aa-ted it.How much did I hate it? Well I could start with a long dissemination of Mario Puzo's simplistic and repetitive prose. Puzo seems to thi...