The Folio Society
The first-ever illustrated edition of ‘The Godfather’


The first ever illustrated edition of Mario Puzo’s genre-defining ‘The Godfather,’ a brilliant and brutal story of Mafia fueds in New York will delight long-time and new fans alike. This sensational *new* title is lavishly illustrated with atmospheric artwork by Robert Carter and an exclusive introduction by Jonathan Freeland.

This Folio edition is printed in two colors throughout and packed with design details that pay homage to Puzo’s epic story and its era. Award-winning artist Robert Carter’s series of spectacular illustrations depict iconic scenes and transforms them into a gallery of atmospheric portraits. Bound in cloth, the cover design is a bleeding upside-down New York skyline, encapsulating the drama of the novel. This is echoed throughout in the title illustrations and on the striking blood-red slipcase.

In the newly commissioned introduction, author and journalist Jonathan Freeland explores the eternal legacy of ‘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.

This is the edition that every Godfather aficionado has been waiting for. Presented in a pictorial blood-red slipcase featuring the iconic horse’s head. The book itself is bound in screen-printed cloth with a design of a bleeding upside-down New York skyline, encapsulating the drama of the novel.

Printed in black and red throughout with colored page tops and ribbon marker.

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Additional information


The Folio Society

Media Contact

Cathleen Williamson
(617) 435-5505

Holiday orders

Orders must be placed by December 11 for standard delivery and December 17 for express delivery.


Additional images and press copies of the book are available upon request.
This edition is available exclusively on The Folio Society's website.Credit for artwork: Slipcase, cover design and illustrations by Robert Carter for The Folio Society's edition of Mario Puzo's 'The Godfather.'