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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In Outlander, a 600-page time-travel romance, strong-willed and sensual Claire Randall leads a double life with a husband in one century, and a lover in another. Torn between fidelity and desire, she struggles to understand the pure intent of her heart. But don't let the number of pages and the Scottish dialect scare you. It's one of the fastest reads you'll have in your library.
While on her second honeymoon in the British Isles, Claire touches a boulder that hurls her back in time to the forbidden Castle Leoch with the MacKenzie clan. Not understanding the forces that brought her there, she becomes ensnared in life-threatening situations with a Scots warrior named James Fraser. But it isn't all spies and drudgery that she must endure. For amid her new surroundings and the terrors she faces, she is lured into love and passion like she's never known before.
I was lame and sore in every muscle when I woke next morning. I shuffled to the privy closet, then to the wash basin. My innards felt like churned butter. It felt as though I had been beaten with a blunt object, I reflected, then thought that that was very near the truth. The blunt object in question was visible as I came back to bed, looking now relatively harmless. Its possessor [Jamie] woke as I sat next to him, and examined me with something that looked very much like male smugness."Gabaldon creates characters that you'll remember, laugh with, cry with, and cheer for long after you've finished the book. --Candy Paape From the Publisher:
"Absorbing and heartwarming...lavishly evokes the land and lore of Scotland."
--Los Angeles Daily News
"It is a large canvas that Gabaldon paints, filled with strong passions and derring-do. Strong willed and sensual, Claire is an engaging modern heroine plopped down in a simpler, more primitive time.... Great fun ...marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex ...perfect escape reading!"
--San Francisco Chronicle
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Descripción Century, London, 1991. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. First British edition, 1st ptg of the book that launched the 'Outlander' series. This was published in the UK in August 1991, with a small print run of 2,000 copies. It was simultaneously published in the US renamed as 'Outlander', The binding is sound, the pages are free of inscriptions, and the dust jacket is tight, tear-free and un-priceclipped with the original 14.99 on flap. There is some creasing/crimping to the spine panel ends, and some wear 1mm or so at the base. Colours are unfaded with bright silver title highlighting, the panels are rubbed evenly, still reasonably shiny in appearance. The inner flaps are in good order. The pages are tanned, as normal, the forecorners are mostly crisp with only one slightly bumped, the spine ends have creasing and bumps matching the DJ. There is a dusky mark to the base of the text block. Less than ideal shelf-appeal with the spine panel crimping, however a pleasing copy in all other respects. Size: Royal 8vo. Nº de ref. de la librería L17931