The Godfather

Start music   Oct 14 2016 || 9:39 PM
Author : Mario Puzo

  • Originally published in 1969.
  • It details the story of a fictional Mafia family based in New York City headed by Don Vito Corleone, who became synonymous with the Italian Mafia.
  • The novel covers the years 1945 to 1955, and also provides the back story of Vito Corleone from early childhood to adulthood.
  • The book introduced Italian criminal terms like consigliere, caporegime, Cosa Nostra, and omertà to an English-speaking audience.
  • It inspired a 1972 film of the same name. Two film sequels, including new contributions by Puzo himself, were made in 1974 and 1990.
  • The first and second part of the film is widely held in high esteem as examples of the cinematic arts.