Item description for El padrino (Byblos: Narrativa) (Byblos: Narrativa) by Mario Puzo...
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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 4.5" Height: 7" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2006
Publisher Ediciones B
ISBN 8466617434 ISBN13 9788466617437
Availability 0 units.
More About Mario Puzo
The son of Italian immigrants who moved to the Hell's Kitchen area of New York City, Mario Puzo was born on October 15, 1920. After World War II, during which he served as a U.S. Army corporal, he attended City College of New York on the G.I. Bill and worked as a freelance writer. During this period he wrote his first two novels The Dark Arena (1955) and The Fortunate Pilgrim (1965). When his books made little money despite being critically acclaimed, he vowed to write a bestseller. The Godfather (1969) was an enormous success. He collaborated with director Francis Ford Coppola on the screenplays for all three Godfather movies and won Academy Awards for both The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather, Part II (1974). He also collaborated on the scripts for such films as Superman (1978), Superman II (1981), and The Cotton Club (1984). He continued to write phenomenally successful novels, Including Fools Die (1978), The Sicilian (1984), The Fourth K (1991), and The Last Don (1996). Mario Puzo died on July 2, 1999. His final novel, Omerta, was published in 2000.
Mario Puzo lived in Long Island, in the state of New York. Mario Puzo was born in 1920 and died in 1999.