The Adventurers

The Adventurers

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by Harold Robbins
     
 

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He was born in a land of suffering, passion and brutality... and arose to manhood with the fearless heart of a killer and the searing sensuality of an unmatched lover. Diogenes Alejandro Xenos-'Dax'- became his country's most feared, and wanted, man.  See more details below

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He was born in a land of suffering, passion and brutality... and arose to manhood with the fearless heart of a killer and the searing sensuality of an unmatched lover. Diogenes Alejandro Xenos-'Dax'- became his country's most feared, and wanted, man.

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ISBN-13:
9780671743475
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
10/18/1977

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Harold Robbins (1916–1997) is one of the bestselling American fiction writers of all time, ranking 5th on the World’s Bestselling Fiction Author List just behind William Shakespeare and Agatha Christie. He wrote over 25 bestselling novels, sold more than 750 million copies in 42 languages and spent over 300 weeks combined on The New York Times bestsellers list. His books were adapted into 13 commercially successful films and also television series that garnered numerous Oscar®, Golden Globe®, and Primetime Emmy® nominations starring Steve McQueen, Elvis Presley, Laurence Olivier, Bette Davis, Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, and more.

The self-proclaimed “world’s best writer in plain English,” Robbins wrote novels that resonated with audiences due to their graphic depictions of sex, violence, power, and drugs, and the multilayered complexities of his characters, as evidenced by his bestselling novels Never Love a Stranger, The Carpetbaggers, Where Love Has Gone, and The Adventurers. He once said in an interview: “People make their own choices every day about what they are willing to do. We don’t have the right to judge them or label them. At least walk in their shoes before you do.”

Robbins’ personal life was as fascinating to the public as his novels. An enthusiastic participant in the social and sexual revolution of the 1960s, Robbins cultivated a “playboy” image and maintained friendships with stars including Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dino De Laurentiis, Robert Evans, Ringo Starr, Barbara Eden, Lena Horne, and Quincy Jones, and was one of the first novelists to be prominently featured in gossip magazines, earning him the title of “The World’s First Rock Star Author.”

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Adventurers 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has everything, beautiful people, power, idealism, travel, sex and the type of life most of us would like to lead. This is the first book of Harold Robbins that I've read and I'm already looking for more. I great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kids talking about rapes and killing - it is way too much.
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davidputty More than 1 year ago
The book was well written but it was too long and had too many characters. The outcome of every plot twist, and the entire book, for t hat matter, was obvious as soon as the adventures were set up. I almost gave up on this book several times. I likely could have read three really good books in the time it took me to get through this one. But, hey, I spend 99 cents on it, so I guess I got what I paid for.