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THE FAMILY: Puzo, Mario

THE FAMILY

Puzo, Mario

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ISBN 10: 0060394455 / ISBN 13: 9780060394455
Published by Regan Books, NY, 2001
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition, first prnt. One of an unspecified number of copies with a fascimile of Puzo's holograph dedication to Bert Fields on a page tipped-in next to the printed dedication page. The dedication reads, "For Bert Fields who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and who could be the greatest Consigliere of them all. With admiration Mario Puzo." Attorney/novelist Fields represented Puzo in business matters and is the Puzo's estate attorney. The novel was completed by Puzo's companion, Carol Gino, and published posthumously. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 90916

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Title: THE FAMILY

Publisher: Regan Books, NY

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcovers

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

“Dazzling, passionate, a masterwork that ranks with Puzo’s best.”
—Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wiseguys

“One of his most satisfying works....A thoroughly entertaining posthumous present from one of the masters of popular fiction.”
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Mario Puzo’s final masterwork. A sweeping epic saga of corruption, greed, treachery, and sin, The Family is the ultimate crowning achievement of the #1 New York Times bestselling novelist who gave the world The Godfather, arguably the greatest Mafia crime novel ever written.  In The Family, Puzo—whom the Washington Post calls, “A serious American talent”—plunges reader into the colorful tumult of the Italian Renaissance, immersing them in the roiling intrigues and deadly affairs of the remarkable family whose name has always been synonymous with power, corruption, poison, and murder: the infamous Borgias.

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What is a family? Mario Puzo first answered that question, unforgettably, in his landmark bestseller The Godfather; with the creation of the Corleones he forever redefined the concept of blood loyalty. Now, thirty years later, Puzo enriches us all with his ultimate vision of the subject, in a masterpiece that crowns his remarkable career: the story of the greatest crime family in Italian history -- the Borgias.

In The Family, this singular novelist transports his readers back to fifteenth-century Rome and reveals the extravagance and intrigue of the Vatican as surely as he once revealed the secrets of the Mafia. At the story's center is Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI, a man whose lustful appetites for power, luxury, and women were matched only by his consuming love of family. Surrounding him are his extraordinary children: the simple, unloved Jofre; the irascible, heartless Juan; the beautiful, strong-willed Lucrezia; and the passionate warrior Cesare, Machiavelli's friend and inspiration. Their intermingled stories constitute a symphony of human emotion and behavior, from pride to romance to jealousy to betrayal and murderous rage. And their time, place, and characters are recaptured in all their earthy, human grandeur, with the unerring insight and compassion that were Mario Puzo's great gifts.

A labor of love two decades in the making, The Family marks the final triumph of one of the greatest storytellers of our time.

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