The Dark Arena

Mass Market Paperback | May 1, 2001

byMario Puzo

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Mario Puzo won international acclaim for The Godfather and his other Mafia novels. But before creating those masterpieces, Puzo wrote his first acclaimed novel The Dark Arena–an astounding story of a war-scarred young American in a battle against corruption and betrayal. . . .

After coming home at the end of World War II, Walter Mosca finds himself too restless for his civilian role in America. So he returns to Germany to find the woman he had once loved–and to start some kind of life in a vanquished country. But ahead of Walter stretches a dark landscape of defeat and intrigue, as he succumbs to the corrupting influences of a malevolent time. Now he enters a different kind of war, one in which he must make a fateful decision–between love and ambition, passion and greed, life and death. . . .

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Mario Puzo won international acclaim for The Godfather and his other Mafia novels. But before creating those masterpieces, Puzo wrote his first acclaimed novel The Dark Arena–an astounding story of a war-scarred young American in a battle against corruption and betrayal. . . .After coming home at the end of World War II, Walter Mosca f...

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"Fierce, intense, compelling."-The Boston Globe"ONE OF THE FINEST WORKS OF FICTION TO COME OUT OF THIS COUNTRY’S OCCUPATION OF GERMANY."-The Nation"PUZO TELLS HIS STORY BRUTALLY, VIOLENTLY, AND UNDOUBTEDLY VERY MUCH AS IT ALL MIGHT HAVE BEEN."-San Francisco Chronicle

Mario Puzo was born in New York and, following military service in World War II, attended New York’s New School for Social Research and Columbia University. His bestselling novel, The Godfather, was preceded by two critically acclaimed novels, The Dark Arena and The Fortunate Pilgrim. In 1978, he published Fools Die, followed by The Si...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 6.87 × 4.2 × 0.76 inPublished:May 1, 2001Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345441699

ISBN - 13:9780345441690

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"Fierce, intense, compelling."
-The Boston Globe

"ONE OF THE FINEST WORKS OF FICTION TO COME OUT OF THIS COUNTRY’S OCCUPATION OF GERMANY."
-The Nation

"PUZO TELLS HIS STORY BRUTALLY, VIOLENTLY, AND UNDOUBTEDLY VERY MUCH AS IT ALL MIGHT HAVE BEEN."
-San Francisco Chronicle