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 Unfinished Novel and Other stories. Set in the aviation industry and Hollywood in the s, it is said the lead protaganist Jonas Cord is based on Bill Lear haro,d Howard Hughes. The Carpetbaggers American classic. Interesting at the time, but now very dated. Choose from over top-rated Self-Help, Fitness and Health books on sale to kick start your new year.

Acts of Love Talulah Riley. Fictionalized robbuns of Howard Hughes as everyone knows by now.

In books its easy to see what people are thinking and get inside their heads but that never happens here, your as removed from them as you would be watching it on tv. Our Authors See all Authors. As a pianist she plays in a duo with her violinist husband.

Of course, I purchased it on Amazon, what else? Though this is an older book, published inI had never read it. If you like the movie you will like this much better. By the way, I didn’t like this book at all — it seemed forced, but that is my memory as a child reading – perhaps I should read this again! 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.


From what my dad has told me, this book is based on the life of howard hues.

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The story of rina i really enjoyed. It follows the interweaving lives of three main people, a cowboy, a woman based at least partially on jane russel and a howard hughes knockoff.

By today’s standards it is rel I always know a book is a fun read when I find myself making excuses to read it rather than work on my “Hunny-Do” list. It was written in the late 30’s and it was great. Customers dobbins bought this item also bought. But when I fancy something different I always go for a Harold Robbins book.

Paradoxically, the words “pubic patch” are carpetbagfers in some recent editions published in the United Kingdom. Buccaneer Books June 1, Language: The Rina Marlowe character was based on Jean Harlow, and was a blonde bombshell who later died young, much the same way Jean Harlow did.

It is romanticized and idealized. 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. 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. Up until I started high school, I didn’t exactly have a love affair with literature, then my stepmother borrowed a copy of this novel for me.


I’ll give this a satisfactory rating. I have to say I really enjoyed the novel a lot more than I expected I would. Insurance investigators are bugging his apartment; thus, he cannot have sexual relations with his visiting ex-wife, and he takes the book to bed with him instead.

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Carroll Bakerthe actress who played Rina in The Carpetbaggerswas chosen a year later to play the title role in the biopic Harlow. Cottam A former magazine editor, F. The book’s title is prominently shown, to add to the joke.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. I have been doing this thing where I watch old movies and read their corresponding novels. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Published May 1st by Forge Books first published It was easy to see that his main character, Jonas Cord was based on Howard Hughes.

The Carpetbaggers was also perhaps the first New York Times bestseller to include scenes of fellatio.

She sank to her knees before him, and he felt her lips press against his thighs. Jul 22, Lynn rated it really liked it Shelves:

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