The Godfather

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Cover of The Godfather

The Godfather is a [[crime novel written by American author Mario Puzo, originally published in wikipedia:1969| 1969]] by G. P. Putnam's Sons. It details the story of a fictitious Sicilian Mafia family based in New York City (and Long Beach, NY) and headed by Don Vito Corleone, who became synonymous with the Italian Mafia. The novel covers the years 1945 to 1955, and also provides the backstory of Vito Corleone from early childhood to adulthood.