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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Characters are one dimensional and driven by primal urges. This is basically a soap-opera drama, something along the lines of ‘Dynasty’ or ‘Dallas’.

Who are these people, why is this still going? I prefer to have my scandal completely spelled out fot me. And it is really through them that we thee to know Jonas himself.

Immensely entertaining pot-boiler involving the exploits of Jonas Cord, a thinly disguised version of Howard Hughes. This book is not the work of a man with a complex against women at all.

Write a customer review. Write a customer review. But the honest man you don’t have to buy – he winds up costing you nothing. Start reading The Carpetbaggers on your Kindle in under a minute. I already mentioned this.

And HR cranks up the ludicrously lurid to 11 on the amp: Most of the main female characters are, after all, motion picture romantic leads, one of whom rises into stardom from the sordid origins of being an actual prostitute.


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Retrieved from ” https: I read many cheap novels that carpetbzggers and learned about sex, deceit, lying, and lowdown men and women. Jonas is much more of a hero in this one and Rita is not as self destructive and Judy turns her life around and become almost angelic in the end. Close cookie policy overlay. We went to the library and, again, there were no paperbacks, so this was exotic to me. Women have a lot of nipples. Others say that Smith was based on cowboy actor Ken Maynard.

And kept it hidden from my mother of course. I learned from carpetbaggwrs 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 names of real people whom Robbins’ fictional characters resemble are often mentioned briefly within the novel, potentially further confusing the situation.

That is what a potboiler was. Though this is an older book, published inI had never read it.


cagpetbaggers Many years ago, I was an avid Harold Robbins reader. The book was much better then the movie like they always are and I like the way the story was told first about Nevada and then all the rest.

I did not get drawn in by him or the other 4 or so sort of main characters in the background. But Jonas had a wife and they were estranged for many years. The Outlaw and Hell’s Angels.


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Get to Know Us. According to at least one source this book is the 4th most read novel of all time. For more information about Fay and her work, visit her website: Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Feb 15, Tina rated it it was amazing. Ian Parker and others identify the character Rina Marlowe with Jean Harlowwhom Howard Hughes had under personal contract harolld a few years and who many believe had an affair with Hughes; although actual evidence of such an affair is patchy at best, and Harlow often complained about Hughes making a fortune loaning her to other studios and paying her a paltry salary her contract with Hughes was eventually bought out by MGM.

His is mostly a tragic story up until the very end when he finally realizes what makes him happy.

The story of rina i really enjoyed. Jul 22, Lynn rated it really liked it Shelves: As a pianist she plays in a duo with her violinist husband.

There is plenty of action, but it is dated and poorly edited. In other respects, correspondences between the novel’s characters and real individuals are imprecise. The Unfinished Novel and Other stories. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products carpetbaggets a warranty. Sep 02, Benjamin Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: