Harold Robbins: The Man Who Invented Sex

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 15 gen 2011 - 320 pagine
During his fifty-year career Harold Robbins, the godfather of the airport novel, sold approximately 750 million copies of his books worldwide. His seventh novel, The Carpetbaggers, a steamy tale of sex, greed, and corruption loosely based on the life of Howard Hughes, is the fourth-most-read book in history. As decadent as his fiction was, however, his life was just as profligate. Over the course of his five-decade career, Robbins spent money as quickly as he earned it, reportedly wasting away $50 million on everything from booze and drugs to yachts and prostitutes. Based on extensive interviews with family members and friends, including Larry Flynt and Barbara Eden, Harold Robbins examines the remarkable life of the man who gave birth to the cult of the modern bestseller and introduced sex to the American marketplace.
 

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HAROLD ROBBINS: The Man Who Invented Sex

Recensione dell'utente  - Kirkus

The superficial life of the superficial author of all those superficial, lubricious and extraordinarily popular sleaze-fests of the 1950s, '60s, '70s and '80s, when ghost writers replaced the dying ... Leggi recensione completa

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This is a very well-written and compelling biography of the man who pioneered the 'blockbuster' novel. It is amazing to realise just how big Robbins was - selling millions of novels and pushing the ... Leggi recensione completa

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Informazioni sull'autore (2011)

Andrew Wilson is the author of Beautiful Shadow, which won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Critical Biography. He lives in London.

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