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Publication Order of The Carpetbaggers Books

The Carpetbaggers (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Raiders (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Betsy Books

Publication Order of The Predators Books

Publication Order of Madison Dupre Books

with Junius Podrug
The Looters (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deceivers (By: Junius Podrug) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shroud (By: Junius Podrug) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Curse (By: Junius Podrug) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Never Love a Stranger (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dream Merchants (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Stone for Danny Fisher (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never Leave Me (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
79 Park Avenue (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stiletto (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where Love Has Gone (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventurers (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Inheritors (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pirate (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lonely Lady (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreams Die First (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Memories of Another Day (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Goodbye, Janette (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Storyteller (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spellbinder (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Descent from Xanadu (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Piranhas (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tycoon (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never Enough (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sin City (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heat of Passion (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Betrayers (By: Junius Podrug) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Royal (By: Junius Podrug) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil to Pay (By: Junius Podrug) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Last of the Realists (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Harold Robbins was one of the most prolific authors from The United States who used to write his books based on the literature & fiction genre. To date, his books have sold more than 750 million copies all across the globe. Such a big achievement has landed him in the list of the top sellers of the world. Author Robbins faced a lot of controversies in his career because of the topics that he chose for writing the books. One of his books that got very much criticized is the 1948 novel Never Love A Stranger. This book was filled with high content of graphic sexuality. A couple of books written by him, The Betsy and The Adventurers, were adapted into movies after their successful publications. After his death, his novels have been taken over by a number of ghostwriters, one of whom is friends named Junius Podrug. Author Robbins used to admire the work of Junius very much. Several of his unfinished books were released posthumously after they were finished by the ghostwriters with the help of his notes and diary entries. Author Robbins was born on May 21, 1916, and died on October 14, 1997. His birth had taken place in the New York City, New York, The United States. When he grew up, he claimed that he was a Jewish orphan who was brought up in a boys’ home managed by one of the Catholic churches in New York City. However, the reality is that he was the child of a well educated Russian and Polish-Jewish immigrants.

Robbins’s pharmacist father had raised him in Brooklyn, along with his stepmother. He was not able to complete his high school studies and eventually dropped out in the 1920s. Later, he went on to work for a wide range of jobs, including working as a bookies’ runner, inventory clerk in a grocery shop, and as an errand boy. In the later stages of his life, author Robbins was employed by the Universal Pictures between the years 1940 and 1957. Initially, he started off by working as a clerk and then went on to attain a position at the executive level. In between changing different jobs, he tried his hand at writing also and became quite interested in it. The first book written by him was published in the year 1948. His 199 book, titled The Dream Merchants, was based on the film industry of America right from its beginning and up to the era of sounds. The 195 book titled A Stone for Danny Fisher, was made into a film in 1958 called King Creole. This film had Elvis Presley in the lead role. Among the best known novels of author Robbins is The Carpetbaggers. It features the aeronautical industry’s prosperity to Hollywood’s glamor and travels from New York up to California. After the immense success of the book, author Robbins also wrote a sequel in 1995, which is titled as The Raiders. As his writing career continued to prosper, Robbins came up with many other wonderful books in the later stages. After he passed, his widow named Jann Robbins republished twelve of his most popular books under the AuthorHouse Publishing. Author Robbins had married for a total of 3 times in his life. His first wife was Lillian Machnicitz, whom he knew from his high school days. The second wife was named Grace Palermo, whom he married in the year 1965. The two got divorced at the start of the 1990s. Subsequently, Robbins married Jann Stapp in the year 1992. She remained his wife until he passed away. Author Robbins had spent a major part of his lifetime at the Monte Carlo and on the French Riviera. His death occurred to heart failure in Palm Springs, California, at 81 years of age. Author Robbins has his name starred at the Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame.

One of the initial books written by Harold Robbins is titled as ‘The Carpetbaggers’. It was released by the Forge Books in 2007, after it was initially published in 1961. Author Robbins has set the plot of the book in Hollywood, California; and Reno, Nevada. The story revolves around the lives of the central characters named Jonas Cord and Rina Marlow. At the start of the book, Jonas Cord is shown as coveting the fortune, fame, as well the as young and beautiful wife of his father. After his death, Jonas swore to himself that he would acquire all of them. However, his stepmother, Rina Marlow, was the highly popular screen goddess whom no man was able to master. Even though the sizzling sensuality of Rina enthralled and infamed millions of hearts, her personal life was not a Hollywood fantasy. She used to consume all her lovers, on the rack of her fiery and burning desires. In the later years, Jonas and Rina took the airplane industry, Hollywood, as well as the whole of America by storm. They lusted, brawled, and enjoyed throughout New York and Los Angeles. Their activities began making headlines and their enemies started planning to end their joyful lives. After some time, the two realize that power, money, renown, and revenge, are not enough to. They also learn that having too much is never going to be enough. The more they spent, the higher their demands rised. And with it their passions grew deadlier and darker.

Another popular book written by author Robbins was published under the title of ’79 Park Avenue’. It was published by the Pocket Books in 1977, after being originally released in the year 1955. Harold Robbins has depicted the life stories of Marja aka Maryann Flood and Mike Keynes in the plot of this book. In the opening sequence, Marja is shown as a tough girl who starts from New York’s mean streets. Driven by her ambition, she rises from being a street urchin to become a stripper. Later, she goes on to re-invent herself with her new identity as Maryann Flood. She becomes popular as the queen of pleasure empire. Sitting in her posh office on Park Avenue, she provides access to the sensual and exciting women of New York to sate the powerful men’s desires. Everything seems to be going very well until Marja lands on the other side of the law and sees her empire getting destroyed. She gets arrested for blackmail, bribery, and procurement, and is made to stand before the prosecutor named Mike Keynes. He is set to benefit a lot after bringing down Marja’s empire. However, he seems to be facing a personal dilemma. He loves her very much and in return, she too loves him. Due to this, Mike is forced to make a tough choice. He has to choose between keeping aside his personal feelings for serving justice and falling for the seductive spell of Maryann and betray the work of his lifetime.

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One Response to “Harold Robbins”

  1. Linda: 2 years ago

    I enjoyed his books. I still have six of his books from the sixties.


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