Outlander: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 26, 2004 - Fiction - 896 pages
2458 Reviews
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES
 
This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:
• An excerpt from Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber, the second novel in the Outlander series
• An interview with Diana Gabaldon
• An Outlander reader’s guide

Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.
 
OUTLANDER
 
Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.
 
Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.
 
Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels
 
“Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander
 
“History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News, on Outlander
 
“Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.”The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber
 
“Triumphant . . . Her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer.”Publishers Weekly, on Voyager
 
“Unforgettable characters . . . richly embroidered with historical detail.”The Cincinnati Post, on Drums of Autumn
 
“A grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].”—CNN, on The Fiery Cross
 
“The large scope of the novel allows Gabaldon to do what she does best, paint in exquisite detail the lives of her characters.”Booklist, on A Breath of Snow and Ashes
 
“Features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.”People, on Written in My Own Heart’s Blood
 

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Review: Outlander (Outlander #1)

User Review  - Levi - Goodreads

The only reason I wouldn't give this book a 5/5 is because of all the sex >_<. Otherwise I love the author (: Read full review

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User Review  - Shannon - Goodreads

wow.. finally.. I loved it just as much as I love the show.. but I think it may be a little while before I start the next book.. maybe more in the winter months when I am not as busy with life :) Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
17
Section 3
52
Section 4
60
Section 5
67
Section 6
80
Section 7
91
Section 8
102
Section 18
268
Section 19
285
Section 20
333
Section 21
367
Section 22
382
Section 23
388
Section 24
397
Section 25
421

Section 9
131
Section 10
146
Section 11
166
Section 12
173
Section 13
188
Section 14
214
Section 15
227
Section 16
238
Section 17
249
Section 26
427
Section 27
437
Section 28
453
Section 29
475
Section 30
495
Section 31
501
Section 32
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About the author (2004)

Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels—Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize), An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood—as well as the related Lord John Grey books Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, and The Scottish Prisoner; one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion; and the Outlander graphic novel The Exile. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband.


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