Outlander

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Delacorte Press, 1991 - Fiction - 627 pages
207 Reviews
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES
 
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 Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.
 
OUTLANDER
 
The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former 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 border clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.
 
Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life, and shatter her heart. For here James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire--and between two vastly 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  - Morgan - Goodreads

I really, really loved this book. Fun, a few funny moments, romance, Scottish sex--what's not to love? And Jamie--so dreamy! Has there been a sexier, more romantic, dashing hero in literature? I can't wait to start the next one! Read full review

Review: Outlander (Outlander #1)

User Review  - Terresdebrume - Goodreads

TW: SEXUAL ASSAULT, (MARITAL) RAPE, PHYSICAL ABUSE, QUEERPHOBIA AND GENERAL SEXISM & MISOGINY I was disappointed by Outlander. I like it when historical and fantastic themes mix, I love Scotland, I ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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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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