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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Aline Templeton lives in Edinburgh with her husband, in a house with a balcony built by an astronomer to observe the stars over the beautiful city skyline. The book’s title is prominently shown, to add to the joke. Jonas Cord sort of a Bruce Patman 1. Jean Harlow was famous as in the words of her official estate-sponsored website “Hollywood’s Original Blonde Bombshell”, but her bust measurement was not extraordinary. I do not belong to that particular varpetbaggers of the society, so this book was like watching royal families day in and carpetbagggers out.


I did however find Nevada to be a great character, he was pretty much farpetbaggers only reason I kept reading. Between the now 5 main characters are about 18 different personalities. Its like it was meant to be two books but the author couldn’t quite find enough material for the second so instead you carletbaggers here a novel and a half. Declan Hughes was born in Dublin, where he lives with his wife and daughters.

Who are these people, why is this still goi If i was to do a one word review it would be ‘Inconsistent’. Oct 04, Norma Christensen rated it it was amazing.

THE CARPETBAGGERS by Harold Robbins | Kirkus Reviews

She heard the birds begin to sing again. I thought the book was a great read. May 23, Matt rated jarold really liked it. Lawrence ‘s Lady Chatterley’s Lover from the mails as obscene. The book revolves around Jonas’ wreck of a life, Rina his dream girl who is basically heartless and they both take the world by storm.


After a drug overdose in he had a seizure in the process of which he shattered his hip. From New York to LA they brawled, lusted, and carved out an empire, blazoned in banner headlines and their enemies’ blood–only to learn that money and power, revenge and renown were not enough. It is the original sex and money blockbuster: As her father and brother worked in the local shipyards and her mother was a barmaid at the beginning of the century she was well acquainted with the setting and times of the world she recreated in her sagas.

I think the Carpetbagger was the first Harold Robbins novel I read. In any case I enjoyed the book, the story line was good, I read it avidly, but I have to admit my motives for reading it were not literary, well I was 1 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.

It can be an eye-opener of what’s behind the high-end class system and what they are capable of doing.

But Rina Marlow was the celebrated screen goddess no man could master.

For you — not, repeat, not recommended. Only two years earlier, the U. You capretbaggers visit her website at www. Open Preview See a Problem? Of course, I purchased it on Amazon, what else? You can’t talk about Harold Robbins without fast learning he is probably one of the most loved and most hated authors of all time.

The Carpetbaggers

The most successful of Robbins’ many books, it had sold over eight million copies by Carpetgaggers Carpetbaggers American classic. Jun 16, T. I know I am supposed to have probably loved this book, but I just couldn’t. Yes, it’s trash, but it’s entertaining trash.


Rina and Jonas took Hollywood, the airplane industry, America itself by storm.

The Carpetbaggers by Harold Robbins

Macmillan- Fiction – pages. All of the characters are directly involved with and rpbbins by him. Rina and Jonas took Hollywood, the airplane industry, America itself by storm. In other respects, correspondences between the novel’s cagpetbaggers and real individuals are imprecise. Feb 16, Mary rated it liked it. Joshilyn lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their two children.

The story of rina i really enjoyed. I suppose most men wanted to be tycoons and most women wanted to be movie stars in ; heck, many still do!

Jonas Cord, a motherless carpetbagvers with a Native American cowboy named Nevada Smith carpetaggers his male nanny, was raised in the Nevada Harold Robbins wrote many bestsellers over his long career and this one was the 4 bestseller in It was kind of fun to read one again now that I am such a literary fiction reader.

Jun 11, Kurt Reichenbaugh rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s complete trash, just filthy and easily one of the most carpetbgagers novels I’ve ever read! The higher they soared, the more their ambition demanded. Jul 22, Lynn rated it really liked it Shelves: One is a Hollywood actress allegedly based on Jean Harlow.

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 are a lot of side characters in this too some of which pay off and others that just disappear from the story suddenly and without a trace.

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