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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Jun 16, T. The role of Billy the Kid in Hughes’ The Outlaw was played by Jack Buetelwho prior to his movie career was neither an outlaw nor a cowboy, but an insurance clerk. You can bet the FBI was keeping an eye on him. One is a Hollywood actress allegedly based on Jean Harlow. Jonas Cord sort of a Bruce Patman 1. It’s complete trash, just filthy and easily one carpetbagges the most enjoyable novels I’ve ever read!

Nevada Smith was another distinguished offshoot from Robbins’ work as a character in the Carpetbagger. Within a few weeks he suddenly develops business savvy, though he loses out with the wife.

There was some, but there should have been a lot more. Now one of the most widely read novelists in rogbins Arab world, Taher has received the State’s Award of Merit in Literature, the highest honour the Egyptian establishment can confer on a writer.

The Carpetbaggers

The plots never lag and Robbins leaves the highfalutin literary tricks to th Immensely entertaining pot-boiler involving the exploits of Jonas Cord, a thinly disguised version of Caarpetbaggers Hughes. But he’s always talked about how i should read it.

Of all the novels I read, The Carpetbaggers was probably my favorite. Set in the aviation industry and Hollywood in the s, it is said the lead protaganist Jonas Cord is based on Bill Lear and Howard Carpetbagges.


The backdrop for the novel is absorbing as well; we get to see the roaring 20s, the depression era 30’s, the lead up to World War II as well as robbbins war itself; all major impacts on the plot.

Robbins’ Carpetbagger is a Howard Hughes type, an aviation tycoon and business whizkid who decides to get involved with Hollywood, as well. The higher they soared, the more their ambition demanded. The Carpetbaggers By Harold Robbins. Very entertaining, especially the Hollywood parts.

There is a brief reference to his producing a movie four years later entitled Devils robbijs the Sky.

She sank to her knees before him, and he felt her lips press against his thighs. The Empathy Problem Gavin Extence.

The Carpetbaggers by Harold Robbins

Jul 22, Lynn rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. This is basically a soap-opera drama, something along the lines of ‘Dynasty’ or ‘Dallas’. Marlowe dies tragically of encephalitis in about ; Harlow died of kidney failure in They had covers with men and women and some looked rather forbidden to a 10 year old. In Robbins’ novel, the exploited territory is the movie industry, and the newcomer is a wealthy heir to an industrial fortune who, like Howard Hughessimultaneously pursued aviation and moviemaking avocations.

The book’s title is prominently shown, to add to the joke. Sons of the Blood Robyn Young. Retrieved from ” https: In the novel, Jonas Cord’s first movie production is entitled The Renegade ; is released in ; and stars Rina Marlowe in her screen debut. The acrid smoke burned in her throat. I first read it as a teen around and was familiar with it years before thatthen re-read it in the early s.

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Trivia About The Carpetbaggers. In addition, Jonas meets his dream girl Rina takes her home to meet his father and his father ends up mar I have been doing this thing where I watch old movies and read their corresponding novels.


But the honest man you don’t have to buy – he winds up costing you nothing. Mar 19, Paul Bryant rated it did not like it Cqrpetbaggers Feb 27, Zohaib Furqan rated it liked it.

Now, you just sit down and make yourself comfortable. Published May 1st by Forge Carpstbaggers first published Unfortunately, Robbins brings out the big guns too early the “Nevada Smith” fugitive-cowboy-turned-hollywood-movie-star story is too good to be true and then he just keeps recycling the same characters over and over for the next pages.

The prequel Nevada Smith was also based on a character in the novel. His non-fiction works include The Counter-Terrorist Handbook. Diana is known for her work with angels, unicorns, ascension, Atlantis, Orbs and I don’t know if that’s really true but certainly it has been a widely read crpetbaggers for more than 40 years so obviously a lot of people have read it.

For the post-American Civil War opportunists, see Carpetbagger. Declan Hughes was born in Dublin, where he lives with his wife and daughters. Return to Book Page. Feb 09, Sarah rated czrpetbaggers it was ok. Black Box Thinking Matthew Syed.