With The Original Jacket Design Mimicked In The Film's Promotion
By Mario Puzo
Beautiful first printing of the myth-making American Cosa Nostra classic, the basis for Francis Ford Coppola's film.
Near fine in near-fine jacket.
"Great men are not born great, they grow great..."
Despite rejection by two publishers before William Targ took the manuscript at Putnam (as well as internal criticism from Putnam's president, who did not like the novel), THE GODFATHER immediately reached bestseller status and was optioned for film. Puzo's screenplay for Francis Ford Coppola's monument streamlined the strands from his book into a tight narrative of anti-bildungsroman: a good man turning bad. An exceptionally bright copy.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1969). 8.5'' x 5.5''. Original quarter black cloth with white paper boards, gilt-stamped vignette on front board, gilt-lettered spine. Original clipped black dust jacket designed by Neil Fujita Studio. Orange endpapers, fore edge machine deckle. 446 pages. A few touches of discoloration to cloth. Jacket with tiny expert touchup, visible on verso close inspection only.
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