Recent Publications | September 24, 2020

Folio Society Publishes Illustrated Edition of The Godfather

London — The Folio Society is thrilled to publish the first ever illustrated edition of Mario Puzo’s genre-defining The Godfather, a brilliant and brutal story of Mafia feuds in post-war New York.This sensational new title is lavishly illustrated with atmospheric artwork by Robert Carter and an exclusive introduction by Jonathan Freedland.

Courtesy of the Folio Society

One of the best-selling novels of all time, The Godfather’s impact on popular culture since its publication in 1969 is immeasurable. From Francis Ford Coppola’s phenomenally successful film trilogy, to gangland parlance and schoolyard banter, its legacy is global. This Folio edition is printed in two colours throughout and packed with design details that pay homage to Puzo’s epic story and its era.

Award-winning artist Robert Carter has produced a series of spectacular illustrations, each depicting different iconic scenes and transforming them into a contemporary gallery of atmospheric portraits. The edition is bound in cloth printed with a design of a bleeding upside-down New York skyline, encapsulating the drama of the novel. This is echoed throughout in the part title illustrations and on the striking blood-red slipcase.

In a newly commissioned introduction, author and journalist Jonathan Freedland explores the eternal legacy of the The Godfather. A hugely successful thriller author who writes under the pseudonym Sam Bourne, Freedland’s passionate and expert critique of Puzo’s masterpiece is a fascinating prelude to the novel itself.

This is the edition that every Godfather aficionado has been waiting for.

Product information
Bound in screen-printed cloth. 12 colour illustrations including 2 double page spreads. 480 pages. Decorative part titles. Printed in black and red throughout. Coloured page tops. Ribbon marker. Pictorial slipcase. 10" x 6 3/4". UK £79.95 US $130.00 Can $155.00 Aus $185.00