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Harold Robbins: The Man Who Invented Sex

by Andrew Wilson

Harold Robbins: The Man Who Invented Sex Synopsis

Harold Robbins, the godfather of the airport novel, changed the face of publishing with classics such as The Carpetbaggers , The Dream Merchants and The Lonely Lady . His readers loved his steamy tales of money, soft porn, drugs, corruption, greed and, just sometimes, redemption. The world's first playboy writer, Robbins reportedly frittered away $50 million on fast cars, loose women and high living. But obsessed with fame and fortune, Robbins was a deeply complex and often controversial man, and even his closest friends and lovers could only guess at the past of the man behind the perma-tanned mask and gigantic mirrored sunglasses. This is the fascinating story of his extraordinary life.

Harold Robbins: The Man Who Invented Sex Press Reviews

'A fascinating portrait of a remarkable man' The Times 'A hugely enjoyable biography of a scurrilous life' Observer 'Makes a fascinating cautionary tale, and Wilson tells it with wit and concision' Blake Morrison, Guardian 'Wilson's biography is utterly mesmerising, the story of a life which combines elements of comedy and sheer horror to keep the reader turning the pages with eager anticipation' Daily Express

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747593799
Publication date: 6th October 2008
Author: Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Biography: literary,

About Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson remembers secretly reading Harold Robbins as a teenager, and has spoken to many friends, lovers and enemies of this most provocative of writers. Wilson's other books are the award-winning Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith, and the novel The Lying Tongue.

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