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79 Park Avenue

By Harold Robbins
  • Book ID : 8493700975
  • Publisher : Quaterni
  • Pages : 405
  • Genre : Park Avenue (New York, N.Y.)
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79 Park Avenue es la dirección de una Agencia de Modelos. Pero tras esa inocente fachada se oculta el prostíbulo más lujoso de Nueva York, una agencia de contactos muy especial para un público muy especial: hombres poderosos dispuestos a pagar hasta 1.000 dólares por unas pocas horas en compañía de las más bellas mujeres. Al frente del negocio se encuentra Maryann Flood, una mujer bella, atractiva y muy inteligente que lo tiene todo para triunfar y sin embargo se ha visto obligada a sobrevivir en un mundo depravado y banal, un mundo corrupto del que nunca pudo escapar. Atrás quedó su verdadero nombre, Marja, como atrás quedaron los años 30, posteriores a la gran depresión, tiempos difíciles en los que el hambre, la pobreza y el desempleo vieron crecer a la exuberante adolescente de ascendencia polaca. Una joven que perdió su inocencia demasiado pronto, a la que no le está permitido amar, una mujer que no puede cambiar su vida y se ve obligada a empezar de nuevo una y otra vez valiéndose siempre de las mismas armas: su cuerpo y el deseo que suscita en los hombres. Esta vez se enfrenta a la que quizá sea su situación más complicada: está siendo juzgada por prostitución. De ser declarada culpable, su vida se vendrá de nuevo abajo, pues tendrá que pasar una larga temporada en prisión. Sin embargo, cuenta con el mejor abogado de la ciudad y guarda un as en la manga: conoce al ayudante del fiscal del distrito desde que eran niños… Harold Robbins, el más popular de los escritores norteamericanos contemporáneos, nos da en 79 Park Avenue una nueva muestra de su indudable capacidad narrativa. Una novela de acción constante que mezcla de manera espectacular elementos del thriller de juicios y de la novela romántica. Un relato que atrapa al lector desde sus primeras páginas gracias a su audaz tratamiento, al talento de Robbins y a su maestría como narrador.

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  • File Pdf: the-pirate.pdf

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The heir to an oil-rich Arab sheikdom is drawn into a global conspiracy of decadence, money, and terror in this gripping tale from the bestselling author. He’s known as “the Pirate,” a millionaire business tycoon and globetrotting playboy who controls one of the most powerful oil-producing regions in the Middle East. A man of shocking contradictions, he is devoted to his business, his Muslim faith, and to the sensuous pleasures of the Western world. But Baydr Al Fay has a secret history that even he is unaware of—a story that began decades earlier in a raging desert sandstorm—and its shattering repercussions will be felt from Beirut to Paris to Los Angeles. Baydr’s past and his vices have made him the target of a ruthless terrorist organization willing to hold his loved ones hostage. With his life, his family, and his empire threatened, the Pirate must now join forces with a sworn enemy to protect everything that he holds dear. One of the most popular novelists of all time, Harold Robbins is an international phenomenon. With The Pirate, he delivers an epic tale of wealth, lust, secrets, terrorism, and international political intrigue that races at breakneck speed to every corner of the globe.

De droomfabrikanten

By Harold Robbins
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Isbn : 8726626233
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 751
  • File Pdf: de-droomfabrikanten.pdf

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Harold Robbins neemt je in ‘De droomfabrikanten’ mee naar waar de filmindustrie ooit begon: Hollywood. John Edge werkte er als conciërge, maar heeft uiteindelijk de top weten te bereiken als producent en machtige mediamagnaat. Maar in het bikkelharde Hollywood is het ieder voor zich en de concurrentie is moordend. Zelfs zijn vrouw lijkt hem het succes niet te gunnen en gebruikt hem voor haar eigen belangen. John Edge had alles bereikt waar hij als kind van droomde, maar maakt dit hem ook gelukkig? Duik in de wereld van macht, rijkdom en sluwe beloftes in het oude Hollywood. De in New York geboren Harold Robbins (1916-1997) is een van de meest gelezen auteurs ter wereld. Er zijn meer dan 750 miljoen exemplaren van zijn romans verkocht en zijn boeken zijn vertaald in 32 talen. In 1948 brak hij door met zijn allereerste roman ‘Hart zonder toegang’ dat door enkele expliciete seksuele passages de aandacht wekte onder het Amerikaanse publiek. Ook werden maar liefst twaalf romans verfilmd met niemand minder dan Elvis Presley in de hoofdrol in ‘King Creole’. In het boek ‘De droomfabrikanten’, later ook verfilmd, vertelt Robbins over de filmindustrie in Hollywood dat gedeeltelijk gebaseerd is op zijn ervaringen uit de tijd dat hij daar werkzaam was. Andere bekende werken zijn ‘79 Park Avenue’ (1955), ‘De duivel als leidsman’ (1961) en ‘De avonturiers’ (1966). Hoewel sommige romans bijna zeventig jaar oud zijn, komen hedendaagse onderwerpen aan bod zoals prestige, geld en macht.

The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film

By Alan Goble
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Isbn : 3110951940
  • Pages : 1039
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 743
  • File Pdf: the-complete-index-to-literary-sources-in-film.pdf

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Encyclopedia of Television Miniseries, 1936-2020

By Vincent Terrace
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476645426
  • Pages : 254
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 331
  • File Pdf: encyclopedia-of-television-miniseries-1936-2020.pdf

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In 1936, as television networks CBS, DuMont, and NBC experimented with new ways to provide entertainment, NBC deviated from the traditional method of single experimental programs to broadcast the first multi-part program, Love Nest, over a three-episode arc. This would come to be known as a miniseries. Although the term was not coined until 1954, several other such miniseries were broadcast, including Jack and the Beanstalk and Women in Wartime. In the mid-1960s the concept was developed into a genre that still exists. While the major broadcast networks pioneered the idea, it quickly became popular with cable and streaming services. This encyclopedic source contains a detailed history of 878 TV miniseries broadcast from 1936 to 2020, complete with casts, networks, credits, episode count and detailed plot information.

De verraders

By Harold Robbins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Isbn : 8726626349
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 501
  • File Pdf: de-verraders.pdf

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Waarom zet de meedogenloze zakenman Nick Cutter alles waar hij zijn hele leven voor heeft gewerkt op het spel? Nick heeft een zwaar leven achter de boeg. Zijn moeder is door hongersnood gestorven waarna hij in een Russisch weeshuis belandde waar niemand om hem gaf. Op jonge leeftijd besloot hij alles op alles te zetten om nooit meer in zo’n verschrikkelijke situatie terecht te komen. Zijn onuitputtelijke drijfkracht bracht hem op wrede Caribische plantages, gevaarlijke wijken in Santa Domingo en het onverbiddelijke Havanna. Hij heeft zijn leven meerdere keren op het spel gezet, maar hij heeft zijn doel behaald. Waarom, of beter gezegd, voor wie, zou hij zijn lang gekoesterde levensmissie ooit willen opgeven? Het antwoord is simpel... Hartstochtelijke liefde voor de sensuele en mysterieuze Luz. De in New York geboren Harold Robbins (1916-1997) is een van de meest gelezen auteurs ter wereld. Er zijn meer dan 750 miljoen exemplaren van zijn romans verkocht en zijn boeken zijn vertaald in 32 talen. In 1948 brak hij door met zijn allereerste roman ‘Hart zonder toegang’ dat door enkele expliciete seksuele passages de aandacht wekte onder het Amerikaanse publiek. Ook werden maar liefst twaalf romans verfilmd met niemand minder dan Elvis Presley in de hoofdrol in ‘King Creole’. In het boek ‘De droomfabrikanten’, later ook verfilmd, vertelt Robbins over de filmindustrie in Hollywood dat gedeeltelijk gebaseerd is op zijn ervaringen uit de tijd dat hij daar werkzaam was. Andere bekende werken zijn ‘79 Park Avenue’ (1955), ‘De duivel als leidsman’ (1961) en ‘De avonturiers’ (1966). Hoewel sommige romans bijna zeventig jaar oud zijn, komen hedendaagse onderwerpen aan bod zoals prestige, geld en macht.

De piraat

By Harold Robbins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Isbn : 8726626292
  • Pages : 378
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 660
  • File Pdf: de-piraat.pdf

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In Badyr’s leven staan twee vrouwen centraal: zijn ex-geliefde die nog steeds van hem houdt en de vrouw die op zoek is naar haar vader. Badyr doet zaken voor de rijkste oliesjeiks van het Midden-Oosten en is zelf ook schatrijk geworden. Hij kan iedere vrouw krijgen die hij wil. Maar hoe zit het met de twee vrouwen die hem niet los kunnen laten? Ondertussen komt hij met zijn werk klem te zitten in een gevaarlijk politiek spel. Wie kan hij nog vertrouwen? ‘De piraat’ is kenmerkend voor de thema’s die Harold Robbins aansnijdt in zijn romans, zoals verlangen, roem en macht, maar deze keer speelt het zich af in complexe wereld van internationaal terrorisme en de olie-industrie. De in New York geboren Harold Robbins (1916-1997) is een van de meest gelezen auteurs ter wereld. Er zijn meer dan 750 miljoen exemplaren van zijn romans verkocht en zijn boeken zijn vertaald in 32 talen. In 1948 brak hij door met zijn allereerste roman ‘Hart zonder toegang’ dat door enkele expliciete seksuele passages de aandacht wekte onder het Amerikaanse publiek. Ook werden maar liefst twaalf romans verfilmd met niemand minder dan Elvis Presley in de hoofdrol in ‘King Creole’. In het boek ‘De droomfabrikanten’, later ook verfilmd, vertelt Robbins over de filmindustrie in Hollywood dat gedeeltelijk gebaseerd is op zijn ervaringen uit de tijd dat hij daar werkzaam was. Andere bekende werken zijn ‘79 Park Avenue’ (1955), ‘De duivel als leidsman’ (1961) en ‘De avonturiers’ (1966). Hoewel sommige romans bijna zeventig jaar oud zijn, komen hedendaagse onderwerpen aan bod zoals prestige, geld en macht.

De speculanten

By Harold Robbins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Isbn : 8726626322
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 404
  • File Pdf: de-speculanten.pdf

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Wat voor wereld gaat er schuil achter de glamoureuze en machtige entertainment industrie in Amerika? In ‘De speculanten’ volg je de succesvolle zakenman in de jaren ‘50 en ‘60 die razendsnel de top bereikt in een televisiebedrijf. Hij is ambitieus, bikkelhard en durft gewaagde sprongen te nemen waardoor hij naast zijn succes ook nog eens begeerd wordt door aantrekkelijke vrouwen. Maar maakt zijn wilde levensstijl vol seks, drugs en rock en roll hem wel gelukkig? Harold Robbins (1916-1997) vertelt het indringende verhaal van een man die met moeite de balans probeert te vinden tussen lust en bezinning. Dit boek is tevens gepubliceerd onder de naam ‘De erfgenamen’. De in New York geboren Harold Robbins (1916-1997) is een van de meest gelezen auteurs ter wereld. Er zijn meer dan 750 miljoen exemplaren van zijn romans verkocht en zijn boeken zijn vertaald in 32 talen. In 1948 brak hij door met zijn allereerste roman ‘Hart zonder toegang’ dat door enkele expliciete seksuele passages de aandacht wekte onder het Amerikaanse publiek. Ook werden maar liefst twaalf romans verfilmd met niemand minder dan Elvis Presley in de hoofdrol in ‘King Creole’. In het boek ‘De droomfabrikanten’, later ook verfilmd, vertelt Robbins over de filmindustrie in Hollywood dat gedeeltelijk gebaseerd is op zijn ervaringen uit de tijd dat hij daar werkzaam was. Andere bekende werken zijn ‘79 Park Avenue’ (1955), ‘De duivel als leidsman’ (1961) en ‘De avonturiers’ (1966). Hoewel sommige romans bijna zeventig jaar oud zijn, komen hedendaagse onderwerpen aan bod zoals prestige, geld en macht.

De onverzadigbaren

By Harold Robbins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Isbn : 8726626284
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 502
  • File Pdf: de-onverzadigbaren.pdf

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De succesvolle Wall Street bankier David Shea draagt een groot geheim met zich mee uit zijn jeugd. Als middelbare scholier sloeg hij samen met drie vrienden een lokale dronkenlap dood. Door zijn invloedrijke vader kwam hij er zonder straf vanaf en had een van zijn vrienden de volledige schuld op zich genomen. David heeft zijn vader’s hoge verwachtingen van hem waar kunnen maken, maar zijn verleden blijft hem achtervolgen. Hij zoekt telkens de grenzen op en raakt verstrikt in een web van chantage, seks en bedrog. Zal hij alsnog zijn verdiende straf krijgen? De in New York geboren Harold Robbins (1916-1997) is een van de meest gelezen auteurs ter wereld. Er zijn meer dan 750 miljoen exemplaren van zijn romans verkocht en zijn boeken zijn vertaald in 32 talen. In 1948 brak hij door met zijn allereerste roman ‘Hart zonder toegang’ dat door enkele expliciete seksuele passages de aandacht wekte onder het Amerikaanse publiek. Ook werden maar liefst twaalf romans verfilmd met niemand minder dan Elvis Presley in de hoofdrol in ‘King Creole’. In het boek ‘De droomfabrikanten’, later ook verfilmd, vertelt Robbins over de filmindustrie in Hollywood dat gedeeltelijk gebaseerd is op zijn ervaringen uit de tijd dat hij daar werkzaam was. Andere bekende werken zijn ‘79 Park Avenue’ (1955), ‘De duivel als leidsman’ (1961) en ‘De avonturiers’ (1966). Hoewel sommige romans bijna zeventig jaar oud zijn, komen hedendaagse onderwerpen aan bod zoals prestige, geld en macht.

Literature and the Peripheral City

By Jason Finch,Markku Salmela
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137492880
  • Pages : 244
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 623
  • File Pdf: literature-and-the-peripheral-city.pdf

Book Summary:

Cities have always been defined by their centrality. But literature demonstrates that their diverse peripheries define them, too: from suburbs to slums, rubbish dumps to nightclubs and entire failed cities. The contributors to this collection explore literary urban peripheries through readings of literature from four continents and numerous cities.

Primetime Blues

By Donald Bogle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Isbn : 1466894458
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 751
  • File Pdf: primetime-blues.pdf

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A landmark study by the leading critic of African American film and television Primetime Blues is the first comprehensive history of African Americans on network television. Donald Bogle examines the stereotypes, which too often continue to march across the screen today, but also shows the ways in which television has been invigorated by extraordinary black performers, whose presence on the screen has been of great significance to the African American community. Bogle's exhaustive study moves from the postwar era of Beulah and Amos 'n' Andy to the politically restless sixties reflected in I Spy and an edgy, ultra-hip program like Mod Squad. He examines the television of the seventies, when a nation still caught up in Vietnam and Watergate retreated into the ethnic humor of Sanford and Son and Good Times and the poltically conservative eighties marked by the unexpected success of The Cosby Show and the emergence of deracialized characters on such dramatic series as L.A. Law. Finally, he turns a critical eye to the television landscape of the nineties, with shows such as The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, I'll Fly Away, ER, and The Steve Harvey Show. Note: The ebook edition does not include photos.

Hart zonder toegang

By Harold Robbins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Isbn : 872662639X
  • Pages : 334
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 276
  • File Pdf: hart-zonder-toegang.pdf

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Als kind groeit Frankie Kane op in een weeshuis en heeft geen idee wat liefde en geborgenheid betekenen. In de onstuimige straten van New York brengt hij zijn tijd door en weet zich van kinds af aan te vermannen in de harde jaren ‘30. Hij belandt in het criminele circuit om geld te verdienen en een beter leven op te bouwen. Toch laat hij niemand toe in zijn hart, ook niet de vrouw die zielsveel van hem houdt. Hoe bouw je een beter leven op, als je niet weet wat het inhoudt? De in New York geboren Harold Robbins (1916-1997) is een van de meest gelezen auteurs ter wereld. Er zijn meer dan 750 miljoen exemplaren van zijn romans verkocht en zijn boeken zijn vertaald in 32 talen. In 1948 brak hij door met zijn allereerste roman ‘Hart zonder toegang’ dat door enkele expliciete seksuele passages de aandacht wekte onder het Amerikaanse publiek. Ook werden maar liefst twaalf romans verfilmd met niemand minder dan Elvis Presley in de hoofdrol in ‘King Creole’. In het boek ‘De droomfabrikanten’, later ook verfilmd, vertelt Robbins over de filmindustrie in Hollywood dat gedeeltelijk gebaseerd is op zijn ervaringen uit de tijd dat hij daar werkzaam was. Andere bekende werken zijn ‘79 Park Avenue’ (1955), ‘De duivel als leidsman’ (1961) en ‘De avonturiers’ (1966). Hoewel sommige romans bijna zeventig jaar oud zijn, komen hedendaagse onderwerpen aan bod zoals prestige, geld en macht.

American Empress

By Nancy Rubin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 0595752020
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 603
  • File Pdf: american-empress.pdf

Book Summary:

American Empress is a sweeping history of the dramatic life of heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, daughter of breakfast-cereal magnate C. W. Post. As a young girl growing up in the Midwest, Marjorie Post helped glue cereal boxes in her father's barn, later became a board member of his company, wed a diplomat and by late middle age was widely acknowledged as the unofficial "Queen of Washington, D.C." The glamorous and warm-hearted Mrs. Post was also mother to actress Dina Merrill. Throughout her life, she gave generously to hundreds of civic, artistic and philanthropic causes, among which were the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Ballet and the Kennedy Center. By virtue of her brains, beauty and great wealth, Mrs. Post was a woman well ahead of her era, whose natural business acumen created the frozen foods industry and transformed the Postum Cereal Company into the General Foods Corporation.