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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Join ronbins by creating an account and start getting the best experience from our website! But happy endings were what readers wanted back in those days, and so Robbins gave the audience a semblance of what they required. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

In historical fact, it was the Hell’s Angelsrather than The Outlawthat came first.

The Carpetbaggers

Between the now 5 main characters are about 18 different personalities. In todays terms it would be light reading but in the 30’s WOW what a shock it would have been. It was easy to see that his main character, Jonas Cord was based on Howard Hughes.

It’s complete trash, just filthy and easily one of the most enjoyable novels I’ve ever read! Her sizzling sensuality might Robbins’ earlier books have sold no less than 40, robbuns each and there is every reason to think that this could do better- merchandise-wise.

The Carpetbaggers by Harold Robbins

The Rina Marlowe character was based on Jean Harlow, and was a blonde bombshell who later died young, much the same way Jean Harlow did. The early life experience of the character Nevada Smith gives the reader a poignant look at Caucasian racism against Native Americans and “half breeds.

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If this is as some believe a roman a clef about Howard Hughes, then it was modeled on a person who was larger than life. YES I have read and consent to Hachette Australia using my personal information or data as set out in its Privacy Policy and I understand I have the right to withdraw my consent at any time.

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Otherwise no one would be alive in the 21st century to write politically-correct Amazon reviews calling this book sexist trash, a book that was a major blockbuster bestseller when it came out.

Jul 08, Wreade rated it liked it Shelves: My dad has been raving about this book for years that i had to read. The profile of Robbins in Gale’s Contemporary Authors Online claims that The Carpetbaggers “is estimated to be the fourth most-read book in history”.

To ask other readers questions about The Carpetbaggersplease sign up. This is basically a soap-opera drama, something along the lines of ‘Dynasty’ or ‘Dallas’.

I can’t remember why I picked up this book. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In reality he was the son of well-educated Russian and Polish immigrants. I have decided that life is too short to continue reading this book. Arabella Weir is a writer and performer who started her career as the gladioli wiper for Dame Edna Everage. It took a while for me to read through this, but Harold Robbins different points of view had me hooked and by the middle of the book, I finally caught on to his unique structure to this book.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Who are these people, why is this still goi If i was to do a one word review it would be ‘Inconsistent’. And HR cranks up the ludicrously lurid to 11 on the amp: Most authors are lucky if they sell a few hundred thousand copies total. Enabled Average Customer Review: The Dream Merchants Paperback.


It is true that female characters in this book use their female sexual powers to manipulate males rather than say, discovering a carpetbaggres for cancer. And it is really through them that we come to know Jonas himself.

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The early life experience of the character Nevada Smith gives the reader a poignant look at Caucasian racism against Native Americans and “half breeds. On the second page of the novel, as aviator Jonas Cord approaches the landing strip of his father’s explosives factory, Gobbins writes: The movie Carpetbaggers starring the hot guy from Breakfast at Tiffany’s was very lifetime original This website uses cookies.

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Characters are one dimensional and driven by primal urges. Even so, one featured female character is a actually an accomplished physician and her intelligence is obvious. Our Authors See all Authors. This isn’t Henry James, clearly. Buccaneer Books June 1, Language: Lists with This Book. This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat The intriguing thing about this book is not so much the story but rather, how the story is told. We need to use cookies to do this. A former actress and award-winning teacher, she is now a full-time writer.

Sep 08, Judy rated it liked it Shelves: In both cases, unsettled social and political conditions created opportunities for exploitation motivated by unadulterated avarice.