El padrino (The Godfather)

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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 ...
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Overview

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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In this 1969 classic, Puzo takes readers inside the violent world of New York's Mafia and its gang wars. Movie fans will immediately recognize Mafia leader and protagonist Vito Corleone, a benevolent despot who will do anything to gain power. Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788498723526
  • Publisher: Ediciones B
  • Publication date: 7/15/2010
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 502,224
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet 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.

Biography

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 bestselling novel The Godfather, (1969) 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 (1990), and the second installment in his Mafia trilogy, The Last Don (1996), which became an international bestseller and the highest-rated TV miniseries of 1997.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      October 15, 1920
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York City
    1. Date of Death:
      July 2, 1999
    2. Place of Death:
      Bay Shore, Long Island
    1. Education:
      Attended New York City's New School for Social Research and Columbia University

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