More than thirty years ago, a classic was born. A searing evocation of the Mafia underworld, this novel introduced readers to the first family of American crime fiction, the Corleones, and the powerful legacy of tradition, blood, and honor that would be passed on from father to son. The novel stands out due to its exquisitely detailed characters who, despite leading unconventional lifestyles within a notorious crime family, experience the triumphs and failures of the human condition. With its themes of the seduction of power, the pitfalls of greed, and family allegiance, this is the definitive gangster novel.
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The publication of The Godfather in 1969 rocked the literary world. For the first time a novel starring by the Mafia was portrayed from the inside. Mario Puzo presented it not as a mere association of villains, but as a complex society with its own culture and hierarchy accepted even beyond the circles of crime. The Godfather tells the story of a man: Vito Corleone, the most respected capo in New York. Benevolent despot, ruthless with his rivals, intelligent and faithful to the principles of honor and friendship, Don Corleone runs an empire that covers fraud and extortion, gambling and control of unions. The live and businesses of Don Corleone, as well as his son and heir, Michael, form the heart of this magisterial work. With The Godfather, Mario Puzo managed to create a genre.About the Author:
Mario Puzo was the author of The Dark Arena, The Fourth K, The Fortunate Pilgrim, and The Sicilian, as well as the Mafia trilogy, which included The Last Don and Omerta. He authored the screenplays of all three Godfather movies, for which he received two Academy Awards. He lived in Long Island, New York.
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Book Description Ediciones B. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 8466602313 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1785117
Book Description Ediciones B, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P118466602313