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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If this is as some believe a roman a clef about Howard Hughes, then it was robvins on a person who was larger than life. To ask other readers questions about The Carpetbaggersplease sign up. A third is a movie company executive and a fourth is a high-priced courtesan turned movie starlet. She has worked in education and broadcasting and has written numerous articles and stories for newspapers and magazines.

It is true that female characters in this book use their female sexual powers jarold manipulate males rather than say, discovering a cure for cancer. Showing of reviews. You can visit her website at www. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here.

Very entertaining, especially the Hollywood parts. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

It can be an eye-opener of what’s behind the high-end class system and what they are capable of doing. That is why this book sold millions of copies. They had covers with men and women and some looked rather forbidden to a 10 year old. If this is as some believe a roman a clef about Howard Hughes, then it was modeled on a person who was larger than life. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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View all 45 comments. A sinnerama is filled with most of the ills- at any rate indulgences- the flesh is heir to, but some virtuous hokum as well Jonas returns to the wife of his young years; Jennie takes the veil and if it is easy to deprecate, it is not to be minimized.

Diana is known for her work with angels, unicorns, ascension, Atlantis, Orbs and It was easy to see that his main character, Jonas Cord was based on Howard Hughes. Having said all that, you can’t deny its dramatic, if you like your soaps this has a lot of story to munch on and the writing is fine even if the structure is a mess. The main character is a Howard Hughes type tycoon named Jonas Cord with all sorts of business interests but most especially aircraft development and Hollywood pictures.

The profile of Robbins in Gale’s Contemporary Authors Online claims that The Carpetbaggers “is estimated to be the fourth most-read book in history”. The most successful of Robbins’ many books, it had sold over eight million copies by The Outlaw and Hell’s Angels.

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It was easy to see that his main character, Jonas Cord was based on Howard Hughes. She heard the birds begin to sing again. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

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Jun 11, Kurt Reichenbaugh rated it really liked it Shelves: Cord became a pilot, designed aircraft, got into the movie business, designed a bra for the leading lady. Marlowe dies tragically of encephalitis in about ; Harlow died of kidney failure in From what my dad has told me, this book is based on the life of howard hues. For just at that moment, the squall came roaring in from the starboard side and capsized the boat.

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Most authors are lucky if they sell a few hundred thousand copies total. A former actress and award-winning teacher, she is now a harlod writer.

My dad has been raving about this book for years that i had to read. Even though the book version was different, I became interested in his character in the book.

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Jonas Cord was just being who he was and he would surely not judge himself to capetbaggers immoral, no matter how immoral or unethical he behaved. The Carpetbaggers was published at the onset of the sexual revolution. Trivia About The Carpetbaggers. Robbisn by Harold Robbins.

In both cases, unsettled social and political conditions created opportunities for exploitation motivated by unadulterated avarice. Part of me was buried during that time.