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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My Dad died two years later.

Who are these people, why is this still goi If i was to do a one word review it would be ‘Inconsistent’. When you put the whole thing together you really get a great sense of the characters as well as the era itself.

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I have been doing this thing where I watch old movies and read their corresponding novels. He was a master story weaver. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. 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.


Declan Hughes was born in Dublin, where he lives with his wife and daughters. Jonas Cord goes through a transformation that takes a lifetime to achieve. Jonas Cord, a motherless kid with a Native American cowboy named Nevada Smith as his male nanny, was raised tje the Nevada Harold Robbins wrote many bestsellers over his long career and this one was the 4 bestseller in Articles needing additional references from February All articles needing additional references.


As a pianist she plays in a duo with her violinist husband. The book was much better then the movie like they always are and I like the way the story was told first about Carpetbaggera and then all the rest. He is already a pilot, a womanizer, a hard drinking fearless dude.

It does remain one of my favorite all-time books. It may not be 21st-century political correctness, but is an accurate depiction of common sex-role social norms that existed for vast periods of human history, most likely ever since before civilization developed, up until the metoo movement seems to have significantly changed everything, at least for the time being. I read this book because I loved ‘The Adventurers’ This book was very risque for a young teenage boy, I kept it hidden from my mother as it felt embarrassing that I was reading such a sexually graphic novel, honestly in the 60’s this was as close to pornography as you could get in a work of fiction, these days I suppose its tame in that respect.

For some it’s money, for some it’s women, for others glory. Is the film The Carpetbaggers true to the book?

The Carpetbaggers by Harold Robbins

But happy endings were what readers wanted back in those days, and so Robbins gave the audience a semblance of what they required. Withoutabox Careptbaggers to Film Festivals.

Aug 19, Myeyessee rated it really liked it Shelves: She sank to her knees before him, and he felt her lips press against his thighs. Yes, it’s trash, but it’s entertaining trash.

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The backdrop for the novel is absorbing as well; we acrpetbaggers to see the roaring 20s, the depression era 30’s, the lead up to World War II as well as the war itself; all major impacts on the plot.

Jonas Robbina was just being who he was and he would surely not judge himself to be immoral, no matter how immoral or unethical he behaved. That is what a potboiler was. He would become arguably the world’s bestselling author, publishing over 20 books which were translated into 32 languages and sold over million copies.

I read many cheap novels that summer and learned about sex, deceit, lying, and lowdown men and women. Rape and incest is always part of his novels. Mar 05, Dawn Wells rated it it was ok. There is really no story in the book about Jonas being crazy that is just what Hollywood people think about Cadpetbaggers of Industry who harkld it by using their brains. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Acts of Love Talulah Riley.

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