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The Carpetbaggers
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The Carpetbaggers

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by Harold Robbins
 

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A LEGENDARY MASTERPIECE
A STORY OF MONEY AND POWER,
SEX AND DEATH

Jonas Cord coveted his father's fame, fortune, even his young, beautiful wife. When his father died, Jonas swore to possess them all. But Rina Marlow was the celebrated screen goddess no man could master. Her sizzling sensuality might inflame and enthrall millions, but her personal

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A LEGENDARY MASTERPIECE
A STORY OF MONEY AND POWER,
SEX AND DEATH

Jonas Cord coveted his father's fame, fortune, even his young, beautiful wife. When his father died, Jonas swore to possess them all. But Rina Marlow was the celebrated screen goddess no man could master. Her sizzling sensuality might inflame and enthrall millions, but her personal boudoir was no Hollywood fantasy. She consumed her lovers on the fiery rack of her burning desires.

Rina and Jonas took Hollywood, the airplane industry, America itself by storm. 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. Too much would never be enough—not for Jonas Cord and the relentless Rina Marlowe. The higher they soared, the more their ambition demanded . . . the darker and deadlier their fiery passions grew.



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Editorial Reviews

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"Robbins dialogue is moving . . . his people have the warmth of life."—The New York Times

"Robbins's books are packed with action, sustained by a strong narrative drive, and are given vitality by his own colorful life." The Wall Street Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466833715
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
688
Sales rank:
79,139
File size:
608 KB

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Born in New York City, HAROLD ROBBINS is one of the world's bestselling authors, writing novels that often mirrored his own experiences and that were peopled by charcacters he had met.


Born in New York City, HAROLD ROBBINS is one of the world's bestselling authors, writing novels that often mirrored his own experiences and that were peopled by characters he had met. He is the author of The Carpetbaggers.

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The Carpetbaggers 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No, THE CARPETBAGGERS has very little literary merit, but I'm giving it five stars because it's simply one of the most readable and entertaining novels you'll encounter. The 1950s and 1960s saw the envelope being pushed regarding sexuality and sexual content depicted in popular fiction - three novels that set the standard are PEYTON PLACE (1957), THE CARPETBAGGERS (1961) and VALLEY OF THE DOLLS. If I were to give an award for "Best Trashy Novel," THE CARPETBAGGERS would win hands down, followed by PEYTON PLACE and VALLEY OF THE DOLLS - the first two still hold up as remarkably engrossing storytelling, while DOLLS now seems very dated, very "Look Mommy, I said a dirty word!" But THE CARPETBAGGERS holds up very well (I've read it at least 3 times, most recently about 4 years ago), and for sheer narrative drive still beats anything out there on bookstore shelves today - from first page to last it's completely engrossing, filled with larger-than-life characters who do things the average person (or reader) only dreams of. Robbins has often been imitated, but never topped, and THE CARPETBAGGERS is one of the reasons why.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Marvellously entertaining! It's hard to believe there isn't a single review here for THE CARPETBAGGERS - this was Harold Robbins at his peak: shear narrative drive and colorful characters combine to create an unputdownable, unforgettable reading experience. There is nothing in contemporary fiction, and no one among contemporary novelists, who can match THE CARPETBAGGERS in sheer readability - everything else is strictly 'amateur hour' compared with this. Along with PEYTON PLACE and VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, it is probably the best 'commercial fiction' of the past 50 or so years and, yes, a great 'dirty book' if you want to go that way (though it's tame by today's standards).
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