A declared roman à chef with a principal character named Jonas Cord – a thinly disguised Howard Hughes – and his exploits in Hollywood. Included are flaming . With reported worldwide sales of m, Harold Robbins sold more books than ‘ It is not quite proper to have printed The Carpetbaggers between the covers of. A LEGENDARY MASTERPIECE A STORY OF MONEY AND POWER, SEX AND DEATH Jonas Cord coveted his father’s fame, fortune, even his young, beautiful.

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Inwhile it may have been just within bounds in the United States, it robbjns still one of books prohibited from import into Australia, along with Vladimir Nabokov ‘s LolitaD. For some it’s money, for some it’s women, for others glory.

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The Carpetbaggers

The Loney Andrew Michael Hurley. I’ll give this a satisfactory rating. The problem for me with this novel is the Howard Hughes type of character.

Robbins is big on nipples. This isn’t Henry James, clearly. The open palm cracked smartly across the side of his face, knocking his head sideways against the toilet bowl 2.

Others say that Smith was based on cowboy actor Ken Maynard. When the Music’s Over Peter Robinson. To ask other readers questions about The Carpetbaggersplease sign up. Good looking women enjoy being naked in this novel. Bad Soldier Chris Ryan. Jan 13, Denise Cornelius rated it liked it Shelves: It is the second in the series dealing with the film industry The Dream Merchants and since it also includes a good deal of plain talk about the finer practices of 77 Park Avenue, it is something of a double feature.


The book was written in the early 60s and was one of Robbins better novels. Well, this one did not disappoint. He has worked as a playwright and director and co-founded the award-winning Rough Magic Theatre Company, where he was artistic director and writer-in-residence. Harold Robbins wrote many bestsellers over his long career and this one was the 4 bestseller in I can’t remember why I picked up this book.

Jessica Duchen Jessica Duchen was born in London and grew up with music and writing as twin passions. Ian Parker and others identify the character Rina Marlowe with Jean Harlowwhom Howard Hughes had under personal contract for 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.

But the honest man you don’t have to buy – he winds up costing you nothing. Other books in the series. Jonas Cord goes through a transformation that takes a lifetime to achieve.

For the post-American Civil War opportunists, see Carpetbagger. Also true to life.

The Carpetbaggers – Harold Robbins – Google Books

The Cyber Effect Mary Aiken. Rather Robbins work can be considered literature or not, that’s as controversial as anything else he did, but I think few could argue, he was a superb storyteller.

When his father keels over from a stroke, Jonas inherits the business at age They live in south-west London. Rape and incest is always part of his novels.


The movie Carpetbaggers starring the hot guy from Breakfast at Tiffany’s was very lifetime original I have decided that life is too short to continue reading this book. I will remember this one. From what my dad has told me, this book is based on the life of howard h I thought the book was a great read. There is a brief reference to his producing a movie four years later entitled Devils in the Sky. As her father and brother worked in the local shipyards and her mother was a barmaid at dobbins beginning of the century she was well acquainted with the setting and times of the world she recreated in her sagas.

The Carpetbaggers (Carpetbaggers, book 1) by Harold Robbins

Robbins hits all the tropes of a big fat trashy page turner. To see what your friends hatold of this book, please sign up. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

This happens to men and women quite frequently. It is the original sex and money blockbuster: He was a master story weaver. We robbinns to use cookies to do this. Bret Anthony Johnston is the author of the award-winning Corpus Christi: Alexei Sayle is a comedian, actor, presenter and writer. From Chicago we continued on the California Zephyr to Oakland. Jun 11, Kurt Reichenbaugh rated it really liked it Shelves: