- Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
- Format: Paperback | 627 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 231mm x 41mm | 703g
- Publication date: 30 September 1998
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0385319959
- ISBN 13: 9780385319959
- Sales rank: 6,497
Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, anda lover in another...In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war andreunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she innocently touches aboulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles.Suddenly she is a Sassenach--an "outlander"--in a Scotland torn by war andraiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743.Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in sooninextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch.She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies thatmay threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, agallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love soabsolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...andbetween two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives."Absorbing and heartwarming...lavishly evokes the land and lore ofScotland." "--Publishers Weekly" "Stunning!" "--Los Angeles Daily News" "It is a large canvas that Gabaldon paints, filled with strong passions andderring-do. Strong willed and sensual, Claire is an engaging modern heroineplopped down in a simpler, more primitive time.... Great fun ...marvelous andfantastic adventures, romance, sex ...perfect escape reading!" "--San Francisco Chronicle"
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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."
"Marvelously entertaining ... A page-turner of the highest order and a good read from start to finish."--"Chattanooga Times" "Absorbing and heartwarming ... Lavishly evokes the land and lore of Scotland."--"Publishers Weekly" "Gabaldon is a born storyteller."--"Los Angeles Daily News"
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 millions of readers. 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.... The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is 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 stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach -- an "outlander" -- in a Scotland torn by war and raiding Highland clans in the year of Our Lord ... 1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into intrigues and dangers that may threaten her life ... and shatter her heart. For here she meets James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, and becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire ... and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.