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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The s was the turning point for American culture and Robbin’s Carpetbagger was one of the novels that started that movement. Oh and heres a reverse spoiler, the howard hughes character does not view spoiler [end up storing his piss in jars hide spoiler ]i kept waiting for that to happen but no, maybe in the sequel. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I really liked Robbin’s writing, and hated to see the book end, even though it was quite lengthy.

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Jonas Cord sort of a Bruce Patman 1. From Chicago we continued on the California Zephyr to Oakland. When his father died, Jonas swore to possess them all. As the bestselling popular novelist of all time, Harold Robbins has created a legend that goes beyond the blockbuster, capturing a world of fantasy that most can only dream carpethaggers. 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.


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The book is broke into characters and while I was reading it I was sad to leave one section for the next but all the characters were good. Harold Robbins had all those same qualities, but he wrote potboilers rather than horror fiction. Refresh and try again.

My Dad died two years later.

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The early life experience of the character Nevada Smith gives the reader a poignant look at Caucasian racism against Dobbins Americans and “half breeds. To find out more, visit Kate’s website, www.

Harlld follows the interweaving lives of three main people, a cowboy, a woman based at least partially on jane russel and a howard hughes knockoff. The Carpetbaggers Harold Robbins Limited preview – Brilliant Harold Robbins novel. Jonas Cord, the lead character in this tale, is nothing less than tragic, his life a continuous stream of failures covered up by large amounts of money. The women are all beautiful and sexy, the men ruthless and violent, and everyone has something in the past making them act the way they do.

She was a strong character. Harold Robbins does the same thing. Feb 15, Tina rated it it was amazing.

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May 23, Matt rated it really liked it. The names of real people whom Robbins’ fictional characters resemble are often harpld briefly within the novel, potentially further confusing the situation.

Cord became a pilot, designed rogbins, got into the movie business, designed a bra for the leading lady. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The Carpetbaggers was also perhaps the first New York Times bestseller to include scenes of fellatio. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.


Part of me was buried during that time. It was easy to see that his main character, Jonas Cord was based on Howard Robgins. But Jonas had a wife and they were estranged for many years. By today’s standards it is rel I always rbbins a book is a fun read when I find myself making excuses to read it rather than work on my “Hunny-Do” list. I th liked Robbin’s writing, and hated to see the book end, even though it was quite lengthy.

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. Titans of industry, Hollywood movie stars, extremely rich, powerful, famous, intelligent, good-looking, sexually-attractive, people, who, if they had existed in real life, would in fact have seemed larger than life to a more average, mundane person.

It was first published in at the dawn of what was then called “The Sexual Revolution.

The book is fairly long; my paperback is almost pages long with pretty small print. A another great read from the Robbins catalog.

Yes, it’s trash, but it’s entertaining trash.

tthe This article needs additional citations for verification. It is interesting to note that Harold Robbins knew Howard Hughes fairly well but despite so many similarities to Hughes, Robbins claims the model for the Jonas Cord character was actually Bill Lear developer of the Lear jet and the 8-track tape player.