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Mario Puzo

Born on 15 October, 1920 in Manhattan, New York, Mario Puzo is best known for his crime novels about the Mafia, including The Godfather - which he also co-adapted fit the big screen alongside director Francis Ford Coppola. Other famous works include The Last Don and The Family and it may be a surprise to learn that he never met a gangster in his life.

Puzo served for the army during World War II and wrote under the pen name Mario Cleri. The of the screenplay for the 1978 Superman film starring Christopher Reeve, he died on 2 July, 1999.


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Mario Puzo Books

  • The Godfather

    Mario Puzo

    Product Code: AACWO
    Paperback
    Tyrant, blackmailer, racketeer, murderer - his influence reaches every level of American society. Meet Don Corleone, a friendly man, a just man, a reasonable man. The deadliest lord of the Cosa Nostra. The Godfather. A modern masterpiece, "The Godfather" is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia. Still shocking forty years after it was first published, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder and family values is a true classic.
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  • The Family

    Mario Puzo

    Product Code: ACFXI
    Paperback
    'We are a family,' Alexander told his children. 'And the loyalty of the family must come before everything and everyone else. We must learn from each other, protect each other, and be bound first and foremost to each other. For if we honor that commitment, we will never be vanquished - but if we falter in that loyalty, we will all be condemned'. In a tale of brutality and betrayal that crowns Mario Puzo's remarkable career, he brings us the story of the greatest crime family in Italian history - the Borgias.
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  • The Godfather

    Mario Puzo

    Product Code: BURSR
    Hardback
    **With an exclusive introduction by Francis Ford Coppola** Tyrant, blackmailer, racketeer, murderer - his influence reaches every level of American society. Meet Don Corleone, a friendly man, a just man, a reasonable man. The deadliest lord of the Cosa Nostra. The Godfather. A modern masterpiece, The Godfather is a searing portrait of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia. Mario Puzo's compelling tale of blackmail, murder and family values is a true classic, and remains just as shocking fifty years after it was first published. This special anniversary edition is a must-have for admirers of the novel and essential reading for fans of the timeless film adaptations.
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  • The Sicilian

    Mario Puzo

    Product Code: AKSEB
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    Michael Corleone's exile in Sicily is ending, but on the instructions of his father, The Godfather, he must bring back to him the young man known as Salvatore Giuliano - if he can find him. At sea amid the treacheries of a brutal and unfamiliar land, Michael must find a way through the labyrinthine deceits that surround him, while Giuliano prepares himself for a final confrontation with Don Croce, Capo di Capi of the Sicilian Mafia. A novel of explosive suspense, heroic action - and evil on an epic scale. In the hands of Mario Puzo's brilliantly sinister talent, the reader comes to know again the terrible magic of the Mafia.
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  • Fools Die

    Mario Puzo

    Product Code: AEQRZ
    Paperback
    This title comes from the international bestseller of "The Godfather". A story of big-time gamblers in a feverish world where law and organised crime are one and the same...From New York to Las Vegas, Merlyn and his brother Artie obey their own code of honour in the ferment of contemporary America - a world of greed, lust, violence and betrayal, where the power of corruption and the corruption of power are nowhere better explored.
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  • The Dark Arena

    Mario Puzo

    Product Code: AEQRY
    Paperback
    Mario Puzo's first acclaimed novel, before his creation of the international bestseller, "The Godfather". This is an astounding story of corruption and betrayal. Hardened by the brutality and desceration of three long years of war, Walter Mosca returns to America a changed man. But he has no sooner arrived than he knows he must run back to the land of the enemy, to find the woman who accepts the rage and cruelty of the world around her. In Germany, where the bitter aftermath of war is everything apparent, American cigarettes will buy almost anything. Mosca now faces a different kind of war, one in which he must make a fateful decision - between love and ambition, passion and greed, life and death...
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  • The Fortunate Pilgrim

    Mario Puzo

    Product Code: AEQRX
    Paperback
    This is a classic tale of the loves, crimes and struggles confronted by one family of immigrants living in New York City. From the barren farms of Italy to the cramped tenements of New York, Lucia Santa - wife, widow and mother of two families - must steer them through the Depression and the early years of war as they adapt to life in a strange land. However, she cannot prevent the conflict between Italian and American values - nor the violence and bloodshed which must surely follow...
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  • Omerta

    Mario Puzo

    Product Code: ACFXH
    Paperback
    Omerta, the Sicilian code of silence, has been the cornerstone of the Mafia's sense of honor for centuries. Born in the Sicilian hills, omerta carried the Mafia through a hundred years of change, but now at the century's end it is becoming a relic from a bygone age. Honor may be silent - but money talks. New York - a mob boss is assassinated. His nephew Astorre Viola and the head of the city's FBI both launch investigations into the murder. But this time silence spreads like a contagion: the silence of rival gangs, the silence of crooked bankers, even the silence of the courts. The world of the Mafia is riven with greed, and Viola knows that now is the time to claim his destiny...
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