The Godfather

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 Godfather burned 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.

The Corleone family is a part of the deadly Mafia underworld with a powerful legacy of blood and honor that is passed on from father to son. Vita Corleone, the Godfather who is the Mafia leader, is a man who is obsessed with power and leaves no chance to gain and hold as much power as possible. He is also known for being friendly.

The Godfather is a book which concerns with the mob war fought by the Corleone family against the four of the other five mafia families of New York. Don Vito’s sons take over this family legacy post the murder of Don Vito by men working for the drug dealer Virgil The Turk Sollozzo. The sons, Michael and Santino run the family business with the help of consigliere Tom Hagen and the two caporegime Peter Clemenza and Salvatore Tessio. A series of unfortunate events lead to a full scale war and the murder of Santino followed by Michael’s ascension to full power. The Godfather is a classic novel of the cold-blooded world of the Mafia with murders, legacy, greed and tradition.

Weight 0.350 kg
Author

Mario Puzo

Publisher

Penguin

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