Mario Puzo

Mario Puzo

Mario Puzo was born in Manhattan, New York, USA on October 15th, 1920 and passed away at the age of 78 on July 2nd, 1999.

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Mario Puzo Stats: The highest rated book by Mario Puzo on Book Notification is The Fourth K, a Standalone novel. The second-highest rated book is Omerta (Godfather #3).

The most read book by Mario Puzo on Book Notification is The Godfather, the first novel in the Godfather series. The second most read book is The Sicilian (Godfather #2).

Below is a complete list of Mario Puzo books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Mario Puzo is the Godfather Series.

List of Godfather Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Mario Puzo Anthologies in Publication Order

Mario Puzo: Biography

Mario Puzo (Mario Francis Puzo) was born on October 15th, 1920. Mario passed away July 2nd, 1999 at 78 years old. Mario Puzo was born in Manhattan, New York, USA.

Mario Puzo (Mario Francis Puzo) is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 8 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1955 with the novel The Dark Arena. The most recently released novel was The Family which was released in 2001.

Mario Puzo also wrote the Non-Fiction Books series which has 4 books including The Godfather Papers and Other Confessions and Inside Las Vegas.

Mario's novel The Godfather was adapted into a video game which was also titled The Godfather. The game was released in 1991 and was a side scroller with five levels which reflect the locations seen in the movies. There was another video game released titled The Godfather in 2006 and it was an open world action-adventure. It was originally released in March 2006 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, and the original Xbox. It was later released for the PlayStation Portable as The Godfather: Mob Wars, Xbox 360 as The Godfather, Wii as The Godfather: Blackhand Edition, and PlayStation 3 as The Godfather: The Don's Edition. Then there was The Godfather II released in 2009 which was an action-adventure game. The Godfather Part II, is the sequel to the 2006 game The Godfather.

Mario Puzo: Lists & Other Mentions

  • The Godfather was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1969 and 1970.
  • The Sicilian was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1985.

Mario Puzo: TV/Movies Based on Books

The TV drama miniseries The Fortunate Pilgrim was based on Mario's novel of the same name and consisted of two episodes that were released on April 3, 1988 and April 4, 1988.

Mario Puzo had several books made into movie adaptations. Most famously was The Godfather. The film premiered at the Loew's State Theatre on March 14, 1972 and was widely released in the United States on March 24, 1972. It was the highest-grossing film of 1972.

Then along came The Godfather Part II released in the United States on December 20, 1974. The Godfather Part II serves as both a sequel and a prequel to the 1972 film The Godfather. The film was selected for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 1993.

The Godfather Part III was released in the United States on Christmas Day, December 25, 1990. This is the final installment of the franchise based on Mario Puzo's novel. The film also includes fictionalized accounts of two real-life events: the 1978 death of Pope John Paul I and the Papal banking scandal of 1981–1982, both linked to Michael Corleone's business affairs.

For the 30th anniversary of The Godfather, a recut version of the film titled The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone was released on December 4, 2020. The recut includes changes to both the beginning and the ending of the film and some re-edited scenes and musical cues.

The Sicilian was based on Mario's novel of the same name and was released on October 23, 1987. The film follows the story of Salvatore Giuliano, the infamous bandit who tried to liberate early 1950s Sicily from Italian rule.

A Time to Die was based on Mario's novel Six Graves to Munich which was released in 1982. The film marked the final appearance of Sir Rex Harrison, after filming he retired and returned to the stage.

Mario Puzo also wrote several screenplays most notably Superman (1978), Superman II (1980), and Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006).

Related Authors

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Mario Puzo are:

  1. Stephen King, author of The Dark Tower Series.
  2. John Grisham, author of the Jake Brigance Series.
  3. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter Series.
  4. Dan Brown, author of the Robert Langdon Series.
  5. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.

Mario Puzo: F.A.Q

When was Mario Puzo Born?

Mario Puzo was born on October 15th, 1920.

When did Mario Puzo die?

Mario Puzo died on July 2nd, 1999 at 78 years old.

Where was Mario Puzo Born?

Mario Puzo was born in Manhattan, New York, USA.

What was the first book Mario Puzo wrote?

The first book written by Mario Puzo was The Dark Arena, published in 1955.

What was the most recent book Mario Puzo wrote?

His most recently released work was Me and Mario on October 15th, 2018.

How many books has Mario Puzo written?

Mario Puzo has written 15 books excluding contributions to anthologies. 3 books in the Godfather Series, 8 Standalone Novels, 4 books in the Non-Fiction Books.

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    Denis M
    Denis M
    9 months ago

    What can I say? I have yet to read his work, but if the Godfather movies are any indication I will indeed enjoy his efforts. Would love to hear from anyone who has read his novels.

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