Free eBook 79 Park Avenue download

by Harold Robbins

Free eBook 79 Park Avenue download ISBN: 0671874969
Author: Harold Robbins
Publisher: Pocket (December 1, 1993)
Language: English
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary
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Rating: 4.9
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79 Park Avenue starts on the seedy streets of inner NYC and ends on luxurious Park Avenue

79 Park Avenue starts on the seedy streets of inner NYC and ends on luxurious Park Avenue. Over time, Marja claws her way from street urchin to stripper-ultimately becoming the madam of a Mob-owned pleasure empire. Harold Robbins presents a vision of post-WWII New York that is as common now in shows like Revenge as it was then-a stark reminder that corruption, greed, and vengeance are timeless. Spending 12 weeks on The New York Times best sellers list, this novel tells a sizzling story of sexuality, power, and lust that inspired the 1977 Golden Globe®-winning miniseries of the same name.

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A tale from master storyteller Harold Robbins. Marja starts out a tough girl from the mean streets of New York. The inspiration for the highly rated 1977 miniseries of the same name, "79 Park Avenue" tells a sizzling tale of lust, power, and corruption. Ambitious and driven, over time she rises from street urchin to stripper, later re-inventing herself as Maryann Flood, the queen of an empire of pleasure.

79 Park Avenue is a story of unanswered, perhaps unanswerable .

79 Park Avenue is a story of unanswered, perhaps unanswerable, questions, for society as much as its brilliantly nuanced characters. Harold Robbins (1916-1997) is one of the best-selling American fiction writers of all time, ranking 5th on the World's Best-Selling Fiction Author List just behind William Shakespeare and Agatha Christie. His books were adapted into 13 successful films and television series that garnered numerous Oscar(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominations starring Steve McQueen, Elvis Presley, Laurence Olivier, Bette Davis, Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, and more.

79 Park Avenue is an American miniseries broadcast on television in 1977 on NBC. It was based on the novel of the same name by Harold Robbins. David Dukes, Barbara Barrie, Raymond Burr, and Polly Bergen co-starred. Lesley Ann Warren as Marja Fludjicki/Marianne. Marc Singer as Ross Savitch. David Dukes as Mike Koshiko. Barbara Barrie as Kaati Fludjicki. Polly Bergen as Vera Keppler. Start by marking 79 Park Avenue as Want to Read

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Maryann Flood fw^ I PULLED the car into the parking-lot across the street from Criminal Courts. Before I had a chance to cut the engine, the attendant was holding the door for me. picking up my briefcase from the seat beside me, I had never rated this kind of service before. Nice day, Mr. Keyes," he said, falUng into step with me as I walked toward the exit. I looked up at the sky. It was-^if you liked gray December days. I stopped and looked at him. There was a grin on his face

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I got this book for free after seeing it on the Kindle Buffett list. I did not know the author and just thought that the book would interest me. Marja Fluudjinicki a/k/a MaryAnn Flood is a Polish teenage girl who is hypersexualized at an early age (albeit not sexually active per se) by men. Marja has learned that she has power over men through her body and use of feminine wiles and every time someone described her it made me think of Jessica Rabbit ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way...") Marja is insightful, wise and honest so she has qualities that also endear her to the men who see her body before they "see" her. Marja is pursued by a rich kid (Ross Drego) who is obsessed with her mainly because she is an enigma to him and he really wants to control and possess her (as he does all things). At the same time, Marja is actually in love with Ross' friend (Mike Keyes - rhymes with eyes) but either fails to believe she deserves his love or wants to avoid being hurt when his love disappoints her. The story is set in the 40's, 50's and 60's.

Ross aspires to be a mover and shaker in the crime syndicate while Mike is a good guy studying to be a police officer and always does the right thing. Marja, Ross and Mike move in an out of each other's lives and the story starts with Mike, an Assistant District Attorney in the present being forced to prosecute his lost love Marja for Prostitution, Bribery and other crimes committed while she acts as a madam (fronting as a model agency) for the crime syndicate. In the beginning Mike is reciting Marja's contacts with the criminal justice system as a backdrop to turn the jury against her, however the story later unfolds from the perspective of the past that led her to court and you get the background for each of those contacts listed in Court; although the story is told in a way that you only recognize after the fact that you have context for her past as described by the D.A. This book is a lost love/lost opportunity story for Mike and Marja but also a commentary about what life events could lead a presumably good girl to a life where she becomes a professional prostitute.
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This book was originally published in 1955. Not being super-familiar with the popular literature of the 1950s, I'm not sure how this stacks up, but I'll tell you this: this is no The End Of The Affair, it's not even Peyton Place.

It's the story of a young woman in New York who is robbed of her virtue (in true retro style, once she's raped her attitude is "Why bother?") and is thus, alas, unable to love the man who loves her. Despite the fact that she lacks any abilities beyond beauty, blonde hair, and a certain hardscabble "Never say die" attitude, he improbably moons over her for decades. Various high drama events propel the plot along (a love affair with a rich drunk, fistfights with mobsters, etc) until the virtuous DA who never stopped loving her winds up prosecuting her after she's arrested for running a major prostitution ring.

It's a fairly easy read, but there's nothing here. The scenes that were probably exciting for previous generations fall flat today and the characterization is beyond flat. Mary Ann (she goes by several names in the story, I'm just going with the last one) doesn't come across as a consistent character, she's just a blonde mannequin moving through the plot.

Unless you're reading this for the nostalgia factor, I recommend skipping.
I really enjoyed this book. It's a story about how a girl coming from nothing but wanting everything ends up getting involved with the wrong people/mob. She starts out with strict morals, but as life continues to give her unfortunate circumstances, she is forced to make decisions that lead her away from the one person who has created happiness for her. Years later, that man is the one to prosecute her on her criminal involvement in the mob. I think the book ended the exact way it should have - realistic and true to the characters. Only gave it 4 stars because it was a little slow in the beginning and had trouble getting past the first couple chapters. After that things picked up and I couldn't wait to see what happened. Definitely will recommend to others.
I first read this novel in the 60's and now I am in my 60's!!! Wonderful read and even better now that I have experienced more of life. I live in Australia and having been to New York, it just brought the novel alive to me. I could not put tis one down and totally enjoyed reading how the characters' lives unfolded. This was way better the second time around. I am still a bit of an innocent in life's experiences but really appreciated getting into the nitty gritty of such a lifestyle which stemmed from drastic circumstances. When I first read it, I wanted to be radical and risqué but this time around, I wanted to be entertained and it produced.
This book is unbelievable. It shows you why Harold Robbins is considered a master of storytelling for the masses. Anyone who is a writer or an aspiring writer should be required to read this book before embarking on their own novel. It shows you how to write for "everyman" - a story that is timeless, not only in the characters and plot line, but in its compelling structure. It is no wonder that Robbins is the 5th best selling fiction author of ALL TIME (just behind Shakespeare and Agatha Christie).

This was made into a mini-series (one of the highest rated at the time) 35 years ago... and is worthy of a remake today, much like a number of Robbins' books. There are a lot of people who yearn for characters that they can relate to and empathize with - and are tired of watching fighting robots.

This is a must read!
Cathy Sanchez just finished this book (79 Park Avenue) This book is true to life of family born into poverty with not many options. Her fathers dies when she is 15 years old and her mother married her husband friend, who turn out to be a drunk and can't hold a job, then her mother dies and teenagers has to take care of her baby brother and has to earn money to support the family. Heartbreaking just couldn't put down the book.