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Harold Robbins

(Harold Rubin)
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Father of Adréana Robbins

Harold Robbins was a best-selling author whose novels about sex, money and power were scorned by critics and loved by readers. Raised in a New York orphanage, Robbins dropped out of school at the age of 15 and used his entrepreneurial skills to become a millionaire by the age of 20. His fortune quickly evaporated and in 1937 he went to work as a shipping clerk for Universal Pictures in Hollywood. Robbins worked his way up to the executive level and began writing novels. In 1948 he had a hit with Never Love a Stranger, and in the 1950s he began writing novels full-time. Several of his books were bestsellers, including The Carpetbaggers (1961) and The Betsy (1971), both of which were made into movies.

Genres: Thriller, General Fiction, Romance
Books about Harold Robbins
Harold Robbins recommends
Black Magic in New York (1970)
(Malko Linge)
Gérard de Villiers
"These are tremendous tales of high adventure and espionage-I urge you to read them."
Generation of Victors (1973)
Burt Hirschfeld
"Hirschfeld is in the front ranks of America's storytellers."
The Big Biazarro (1977)
Leonard Wise
"The Climax is a heart-pounder... should blast you right out of your seat."
By the Rivers of Babylon (1978)
Nelson DeMille
"Not since Exodus has there been such a raw powerful story of the Middle East."

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