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  • Published: 1 September 2009
  • ISBN: 9780099528128
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 608
  • RRP: $24.99

The Godfather

The classic bestseller that inspired the legendary film




The classic mafia tale - reissued for the 40th anniversary of first publication

Rejacketed reissue celebrating the 40th anniversary.

Tyrant, blackmailer, racketeer, murderer - his influence reaches every level of American society. Meet Don Corleone, a friendly man, a just man, a reasonable man. The deadliest lord of the Cosa Nostra. The Godfather.

A modern masterpiece, The Godfather is the epic story of organised crime in the 1940s. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia. Still shocking forty years after it was first published, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder and family values is a true classic.

'A splendid and distinguished blood saga of the Cosa Nostra, the American Mafia, and of the whirl created by five families of mafiosi at war in New York' Sunday Times.

  • Published: 1 September 2009
  • ISBN: 9780099528128
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 608
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Mario Puzo

Mario Puzo was born in New York and, following military service in World War II, attended New York's New School for Social Research and Columbia University. His best-selling novel The Godfather was preceded by two critically acclaimed novels, The Dark Arena (1955) and The Fortunate Pilgrim (1965). In 1978 he published Fools Die, followed by The Sicilian (1984), The Fourth K (1991), and the second instalment in his Mafia trilogy, The Last Don (1996), which became an international bestseller. Mario Puzo also wrote many screenplays, including Earthquake, Superman, and all three Godfather films, for which he received two Academy Awards. He died in July 1999 at his home in Long Island, New York, at the age of seventy-eight.

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Praise for The Godfather

The narrative bowls along... to keep readers turning pages all the way to an explosive showdown.

Daily Mail

Here is all the classic material of Mafia mythology... spins a spell all its own

The Times

The Godfather, one of the most entertaining and absorbing popular novels of the postwar period... Puzo's masterpiece

Robert McCrum, Observer

A splendid and distinguished blood saga of the Cosa Nostra, the American Mafia, and of the whirl created by five families of mafiosi at war in New York

Sunday Times

Puzo's genius was to create a world so thick with personality and acknowledged rules of behaviour, along with its crime and violence, that reading his books becomes a seriously guilty pleasure

New York Post

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