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50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION—WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
Mario Puzo’s classic saga of an American crime family that became a global phenomenon—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.
With its brilliant and brutal portrayal of the Corleone family,The Godfatherburned its way into our national consciousness. This unforgettable saga of crime and corruption, passion and loyalty continues to stand the test of time, as the definitive novel of the Mafia underworld.
A #1 New York Timesbestseller in 1969, Mario Puzo’s epic was turned into the incomparable film of the same name, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. It is the original classic that has been often imitated, but never matched. A tale of family and society, law and order, obedience and rebellion, it reveals the dark passions of human nature played out against a backdrop of the American dream.
With a Note from Anthony Puzo and an Afterword by Robert J. Thompson“A staggering triumph...The definitive novel about a sinister fraternity of crime.”—The Saturday Review
“You can’t stop reading it, and you’ll find it hard to stop dreaming about it.”—New York MagazineThe son of Italian immigrants who moved to the Hell’s Kitchen area of New York City,Mario Puzowas born on October 15, 1920. After World War II, during which he served as a U.S. Army corporal, he attended City College of New York on the G.I. Bill and worked as a freelance writer. During this period he wrote his first two novelsThe Dark Arena(1955) andThe Fortunate Pilgrim(1965).
When his books made little money despite being critically acclaimed, he vowed to write a bestseller.The Godfather(1969) was an enormous success. He collabolÓ>
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