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Outlander : (also published as Cross Stitch) - Diana Gabaldon

Outlander

(also published as Cross Stitch)

Paperback

Published: 2nd June 1992
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This title has also been published as Cross Stitch

Product Description

Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another...
In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she innocently touches a boulder 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 border clans in the year of our Lord...1743.
Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning 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 passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

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Outlander
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

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    (13)

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    (4)

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Pros

  • Engaging story (16)
  • Interesting characters (15)
  • Original plot (13)
  • Deserves multiple readings (12)
  • Well written (12)

Cons

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  • Gift (10)
  • Older readers (8)
  • Travel reading (8)
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5.0

Absolutely mesmerising

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Story
  • Interesting Characters
  • Original Plot
  • Sexy
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      Comments about Outlander:

      While the book has a large number of pages, the paperback format is easy to take with me

       
      5.0

      Current obsession

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      from South Australia

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          Comments about Outlander:

          For me, I had already seen season 1 and 2 of the TV series Outlander before picking up this book so I already had an inclination that I would love it, which I did. As you would assume, the book provides so much more detail and richness to the landscape, characters and polt. I can see myself reading this book again.

           
          5.0

          Love Love Love

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          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Engaging Story
          • Interesting Characters
          • Original Plot
          • Sexy
          • Well Written

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              Comments about Outlander:

              Ive watched the tv series based on the books and loved it, the book is just so much better, I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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              4.0

              Captivating Read

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              • Engaging Story
              • Interesting Characters
              • Original Plot
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                Comments about Outlander:

                This series is quite involved but well worth the journey. You will fall in love with these characters.

                 
                5.0

                An Amazing Journey

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                from Sydney, Australia

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                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Engaging Story
                • Interesting Characters
                • Original Plot
                • Sexy
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                  Comments about Outlander:

                  This is a wonderful start to a long series of novels. The characters are amazingly rich and real. The story line is coplex and interesting. Read the novels and then watch the TV series.

                   
                  5.0

                  The introductory book that got me hooked years ago!

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                  from Perth, Western Australia

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                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Engaging Story
                  • Interesting Characters
                  • Original Plot
                  • Well Written

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                    Comments about Outlander:

                    The original story. If you have only come across Outlander on the tv you have missed out a lot of the story. This is so much more rich and interesting and grabs you from the beginning, almost wanting you to take the trip to Scotland and discover more.
                    This was my second copy - I lent mine to someone and it never came back!

                     
                    4.0

                    good read

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                    from sydney

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                    • Engaging Story

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                      Comments about Outlander:

                      Im enjoying the book

                       
                      5.0

                      All good, thankyou

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                      from New Zealand

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                          Comments about Outlander:

                          Arrived in time for relaxing holiday reading.

                           
                          5.0

                          Loved it smart women love stroy

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                          from melbourne

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                          • Sexy
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                            Comments about Outlander:

                            listern to your heart or your head? Loved this book love the fact there are more than one......just hope there is a happy ending

                             
                            5.0

                            A Must Read for All Diana Gabaldon Fans

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                            • Deserves Multiple Readings
                            • Engaging Story
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                            • Original Plot
                            • Sexy
                            • Tear Jerker
                            • Well Written

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Gift
                              • Travel Reading

                              Comments about Outlander:

                              I read books all the time and love having one in my hand or in my bag to take on the bus with me.

                              I loved Outlander/Cross Stitch the very first time I picked it up and read it close to nine years ago and I still love it now after many, many repeated re-reads.

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                              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"

                              ISBN: 9780440212560
                              ISBN-10: 0440212561
                              Series: Outlander
                              Audience: General
                              Format: Paperback
                              Language: English
                              Number Of Pages: 850
                              Published: 2nd June 1992
                              Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
                              Country of Publication: US
                              Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 10.8  x 3.8
                              Weight (kg): 0.39