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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

Book 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 12 reviews)

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    (9)

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    (3)

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Pros

  • Engaging story (11)
  • Interesting characters (10)
  • Original plot (9)
  • Deserves multiple readings (8)
  • Well written (8)

Cons

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  • Gift (9)
  • Travel reading (8)
  • Older readers (6)
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5.0

The introductory book that got me hooked years ago!

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
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    • Special Needs
    • Travel Reading

    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!

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    4.0

    good read

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    from sydney

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    Pros

    • Engaging Story

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel Reading

      Comments about Outlander:

      Im enjoying the book

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      5.0

      All good, thankyou

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      from New Zealand

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      • Engaging Story

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          Comments about Outlander:

          Arrived in time for relaxing holiday reading.

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          5.0

          Loved it smart women love stroy

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          from melbourne

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          • Interesting Characters
          • Sexy
          • Well Written

          Cons

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            • Older Readers

            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

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            5.0

            A Must Read for All Diana Gabaldon Fans

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            from Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Engaging Story
            • Interesting Characters
            • 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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              4.0

              Great Indulgent Read

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              from NSW

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Far-fetched

              Best Uses

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              Comments about Outlander:

              I'm not really sure what I expected, but it was definitely different to what I just experienced! Firstly, it grabbed me straight away - a strong female British nurse, only just returned from WW2 is hurtled back in time to 1743 Scotland - yes please! I love time travel, and historical fiction even more. What I didn't expect was a mixture of history, fantasy, romance, brutality, erotica, and pure heart-wrenching drama. There were a few moments where I felt a little sick to the stomach, and others where I wanted to cry. The language and grammar is a little hard to follow at first as well, but you get used to it, and kudos to the writer for the authenticity. You'll be disgusted, horrified, amused, uncomfortable, happy, intrigued and always wanting more. Highly recommended for anyone who's looking for an indulgent escape from reality ;)

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              5.0

              Excelent book

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              from Queensland

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

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                • Gift
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                Comments about Outlander:

                Very creative writing, so descriptive and emotional. I can't stop reading it.

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                5.0

                Outlander - Great read,

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                from Whyalla SA

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                Pros

                • Engaging Story
                • Interesting Characters
                • Original Plot
                • Tear Jerker
                • Too Much Sexual Referenc
                • Well Written

                Cons

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                  • Gift
                  • Mature reader
                  • Travel Reading

                  Comments about Outlander:

                  Great read good subject, hope it has a good ending, when series finished

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                  5.0

                  Brilliant

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                  from Melbourne

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

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                    Comments about Outlander:

                    Great story. Enjoyable from beginning to end

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                    5.0

                    Addictive

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                    from Wollongong Australia

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift
                      • Older Readers
                      • Travel Reading
                      • Younger Readers

                      Comments about Outlander:

                      I'm not much of a reader but it was recommend so I decided to give it a go. It started an addiction that I had to get my next fix in the series. I couldn't put them down. The characters are so well written you have such a need to find out what happens to them. I have since followed the authors website and have a whole new family of readers to enjoy them with. It has scifi, romance,history and intrigue, everything you want in a good read. Highly recommend this book and the other 6 that follow.

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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 (Paperback)
                      Audience: General
                      Format: Paperback
                      Language: English
                      Number Of Pages: 850
                      Published: 2nd June 1992
                      Country of Publication: US
                      Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 10.8  x 3.8
                      Weight (kg): 0.39