The Godfather

Mario Puzo
Illustrated by Robert Carter
Introduced by Jonathan Freedland

Mario Puzo’s brilliant and brutal story of Mafia feuds and retribution in post-war New York is published in a sensational new illustrated Folio Society edition, introduced by Jonathan Freedland.

Behind every successful fortune there is a crime

One of the best-selling books of all time, it is almost impossible to exaggerate the influence that Mario Puzo’s genre-defining novel has had on popular culture since its publication in 1969. From Francis Ford Coppola’s phenomenally successful film trilogy and a slew of deferential movies and television series, to gangland parlance and schoolyard banter, its legacy is multiple and global. This glorious new edition is packed with carefully considered design details that pay homage to Puzo’s epic story and its era. From the bleeding upside-down New York skyline on the binding to the series of dramatic tableaux and portraits by award-winning illustrator Robert Carter, and Jonathan Freedland’s new introduction, this is the edition that every Godfather aficionado has been waiting for.

‘When the gunfire and butchery has ceased, you yourself are left questioning to what limits you would go for your family’s protection.’

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Bound in screen-printed cloth

Set in Bembo with Trajan as display

480 pages

Frontispiece plus 11 colour illustrations, two of which are double-page spreads

Decorative part titles

Printed 2 colour throughout in black and red

Coloured tops

Ribbon marker

Pictorial slipcase

10˝ x 6¾˝

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