The Carpetbaggers [Harold Robbins] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. As the bestselling popular novelist of all time, Harold Robbins has. A LEGENDARY MASTERPIECE A STORY OF MONEY AND POWER, SEX AND DEATH Jonas Cord coveted his father’s fame, fortune, even his young, beautiful. Realistic, sexy, brutally honest – this notorious international bestseller was a publishing phenomenon, became a popular classic, and is now a Great Read.

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I learned from those books a entire encyclopedia of do’s and don’ts in life, but my mother would have died a thousand deaths if she had known her sweet little red-haired girl was reading this in the sixties! The book’s story is more closely related to Howard Hugh’s life and Jonas even makes a giant troup transport flying boat.

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In addition, Jonas meets his dream girl Rina takes her home to meet his father and his father ends up mar I have been doing this thing where I watch old movies and read their corresponding novels. I had seen the movie versions, and Nevada Smith, one of the characters from the book. So sometimes you pick up a book thinking, “Wow, this is going to be really awesome and trashy! Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Also true to life.

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English Choose a language for shopping. Carroll Bakerthe actress who played Rina in The Carpetbaggerswas chosen a year later to play the title role in the biopic Harlow.

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The term ” carpetbagger ” refers to an outsider relocating to exploit locals. I would sneak down and grab one and then read it under the covers upstairs with flashlight in hand. The plots never lag and Robbins leaves the highfalutin literary tricks to the artistes. When I saw that it was available for Kindle, I bought a copy. Who is that mogul, who is that actress, who is this sexually available babe? Jul 03, Christina rated it it robbibs amazing. There are a lot tbe side characters in this too some of which pay off and others that just disappear from the story suddenly and without a trace.


Unfortunately, Robbins brings out the big guns too early the “Nevada Smith” fugitive-cowboy-turned-hollywood-movie-star story is too good to be true and then he just keeps recycling the same characters over and over for the next pages. And HR cranks up the ludicrously lurid to 11 on the amp: In both cases, unsettled social and political conditions created opportunities for exploitation motivated by unadulterated avarice.

Sep 19, Arra Bawalan rated it liked it. He caepetbaggers his best to ribbins his father, even trying to marry his father’s wife. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. I disagree with the reviewers who opined that this novel is sexist trash. Inconsistent characters, tone, pacing, graphicness, length.

Angrily she ground it out. Sons of the Blood Robyn Young. Needless to say it is another very good book from a very prolifically good author, not only that he and I shared the same birthday. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. In todays terms it would be light reading but in the 30’s WOW what a shock it would have been.

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The main story takes place over a 20 year period between the World Wars. Publisher Pat Knopf reportedly bought Never Love a Stranger because “it was the first time he had ever read a book where on one page you’d have tears and on the next page you’d have a hard-on”. And yes, believe it or not, human beings had sex back in the days of World War I. My Dad died two years later.


He took what he wanted from her. Read more Read less. I mean, in some of it i can see where they get the ideas, but, they left out a lot, and changed scenes from the book, made different turn outs from the book. The book was better, since it went into so much more detail about all the characters.

Leading Carpetbagger Ferguson with Michael Moritz.

Except then just as your expecting it to finish up it adds two more new characters There’s never any attempt made to use the book medium to advantage. Marlowe dies tragically of harild in about ; Harlow died of kidney failure in Harold Robbins was like a combination of Stephen King and Tolstoy.

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Macmillan- Fiction – pages. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Set in the aviation industry and Hollywood in the s, it is said the lead protaganist Jonas Cord is based on Bill Lear and Haold Hughes. Mar 19, Paul Bryant rated it did not like it Shelves: A harolx book which can get a rating of They had covers with men and women and some looked rather forbidden to a 10 year old.

I would highly recommend this novel to anyone who likes to read an entertaining story with interesting characters set in a definitive era of American culture. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.