Harold Robbins





Harold Robbins


Born
in New York, The United States
May 21, 1916

Died
October 14, 1997

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Born as Harold Rubin in New York City, he later claimed to be a Jewish orphan who had been raised in a Catholic boys home. In reality he was the son of well-educated Russian and Polish immigrants. He was reared by his pharmacist father and stepmother in Brooklyn.

His first book, Never Love a Stranger (1948), caused controversy with its graphic sexuality. Publisher Pat Knopf reportedly bought Never Love a Stranger because "it was the first time he had ever read a book where on one page you'd have tears and on the next page you'd have a hard-on".

His 1952 novel, A Stone for Danny Fisher, was adapted into a 1958 motion picture King Creole, which starred Elvis Presley.

He would become arguably the world's bestselling author, publishing over 20 boo
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The Carpetbaggers

3.90 avg rating — 3,517 ratings — published 1961 — 45 editions
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A Stone for Danny Fisher

3.96 avg rating — 1,730 ratings — published 1952 — 45 editions
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The Betsy

3.46 avg rating — 1,481 ratings — published 1971 — 41 editions
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79 Park Avenue

3.75 avg rating — 1,554 ratings — published 1955 — 61 editions
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Never Love a Stranger

3.79 avg rating — 1,292 ratings — published 1948 — 37 editions
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The Adventurers

3.87 avg rating — 1,144 ratings — published 1966 — 31 editions
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The Dream Merchants

3.71 avg rating — 960 ratings — published 1949 — 43 editions
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Goodbye, Janette

3.55 avg rating — 862 ratings — published 1981 — 30 editions
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Dreams Die First

3.66 avg rating — 784 ratings — published 1978 — 32 editions
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The Lonely Lady

3.31 avg rating — 699 ratings — published 1976 — 31 editions
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“Kids are a pain in the ass.”
Harold Robbins, Piranhas

“The only thing of value on this earth is that each of us is an individual and not a cog in a machine. No man is better than another because of circumstance or fortune, but each important to his own.”
Harold Robbins, Never Leave Me

“Sometimes something happens and you find that all the people you knew are like nothing and someone you never saw before will reach out a hand to help.”
Harold Robbins, Never Leave Me

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