The Fortunate Pilgrim (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 28, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 276 pages
24 Reviews
efore The Godfather and The Last Don, there was Puzo's classic story about the loves, crimes and struggles confronted by one family of New York City immigrants living in Hell's Kitchen. Fresh from the farms in Italy, Lucia Santa struggles to hold her family together in a strange land. At turns poignant, comic and violent, and with a new preface by the author, The Fortunate Pilgrim is Italian-American fiction at its very best.


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User Review  - Michael McGrinder - Goodreads

The story of an Italian immigrant family in New York's Hell's Kitchen. I found it incredibly similar to my own upbringing as first generation Irish-American in the South Bronx (predating and including ... Read full review

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User Review  - Thomas Strömquist - Goodreads

"Good storytelling in this pre-Godfather short novel by Mario Puzo. More drama than thriller. Liked the book fine, but i think it was too short; a tale involving a number of people and spanning many ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
22
Section 3
47
Section 4
62
Section 5
73
Section 6
88
Section 7
105
Section 8
123
Section 15
197
Section 16
206
Section 17
217
Section 18
221
Section 19
231
Section 20
235
Section 21
240
Section 22
246

Section 9
133
Section 10
155
Section 11
162
Section 12
172
Section 13
179
Section 14
185
Section 23
259
Section 24
262
Section 25
268
Section 26
270
Section 27
277
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About the author (2004)

Mario Puzo, best known as the author of The Godfather, was born on October 15, 1920 in the Hell's Kitchen area of New York City. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II, and when he returned attended New York's School for Social Research and Columbia University. He wrote pulp stories and edited Male magazine before publishing his first novel, The Dark Arena (1955). His works were well-received critically, but failed to generate much revenue until he published his most notable work, The Godfather, which was ultimately made into a trilogy of award-winning movies. Puzo continued writing novels, and his final work, Omerta, was finished not long before his death. He also wrote several screenplays. Puzo died on July 2, 1999 in Bay Shore, Long Island.

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