Outlander (Prebound)

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Outlander is a wonderful book that cannot be identified by one genre. It is romance, fantasy, and historical fiction all wrapped into one amazing story. This book has characters you love, and some you love to hate. Claire, a strong independent woman, time travels into the 18th century and smack into the jacobite rebellion where she falls in love with a tall red headed scottsman, Jamie Fraser and runs afoul of the treacherous Black Jack Randall. It is also well researched and full of interesting facts about 18th century life, medicine, crime and punishment. One of my favorite books of all time.

— Ellen Jackson


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780613237505
ISBN-10: 0613237501
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: June 2nd, 1992
Pages: 896
Language: English
Series: Outlander