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By Diana Gabaldon, 1991, Time-Travel Romance From the Outlander series, comprised of: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, and The Fiery Cross Connected to Lord John and the Private Matter Sensuality: Warm
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Calling Outlander a time travel romance is like calling a Dove Bar ice cream on a stick. Mere labels can't possibly prepare you for the totally engrossing and sensual experience of either one. If you are ready for 850 pages packed with action, sex, life and death, then take the plunge. But then be prepared to read the sequels; there are three currently but at least two more are reportedly in the works. The main characters of the novel are Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser: who was a nurse in WWII James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser ( Jamie ): Claire's husband in the 18th century Frank Randall: Claire's husband in the 20th Century, Jonathan Randall: The primary villain of the story. He is Frank's ancestor and a British army officer Colum MacKenzie: The Laird of the MacKenzie clan Dougal MacKenzie: Colum's brother, who serves as the literal and figurative "body" of the pair Geillis/Geilie Duncan: Wife of the procurator fiscal; a time-traveler from the 1960s; who believes that she is a witch, and acts like one; has knowledge of herbs and plants Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser: Loyal member of Clan MacKenzie/Fraser; sworn to protect Jamie since he was a baby
Mystery.Arizona. but she was already a published writer. Historical NON-fiction (they are very accurate). Anne de Beaupre HISTORICAL BACKGROUND/DETAIL OF THE AUTHOR Outlander. radio ads. Historical Fiction. published in 1991. Adventure Outlander may have been Gabaldon's first novel. Literature. Romance. Mystery. 1952 (age 59) Birthplace: Flagstaff. Speculative Fiction. (Published as Cross Stitch in the UK. computer manuals and Walt Disney comic books. political speeches. but the romance and love carried out in the novel doesnot make one realizing this flaw. and Horror. but this novel majorly contains romance and historical fiction within itself which has not been highlighted. is the 1st book in the series. Gay and Lesbian Fiction. Her credits included scholarly articles.) This book introduces the main characters of Claire Beauchamp Fraser and Jaime Fraser. All these are the major genres out of whom one can be carried out in a novel. . Fantasy. Science Fiction.GENRE The novel looses genre. Time Travel. Personal Legal name: Diana Gabaldon Birthdate: January 11.com/ Genres: Fiction. and is set in 18th century and 20th century Scotland. Military History. CONTENTS OF THE BOOK The contents of the book outlander carry: • • • • • • • • Inverness 1945 Scotland 1743 Castle Leoch Encountered on the road Return to Castle Leoch and Cranesmuir Lallybroch The Search for Jamie The Abbey of Ste.dianagabaldon. etc. Fiction. Historical Fiction.United States Nationality: American Gender: Female Official Website: http://www.
and within four days. 22. She was an active member of this book-discussion community. a hangout for people who like books (the forum is still extant. M. 1973-1975. who demanded to know why there was a hole in my pants. 1952 in Arizona. He was impressed. Her father was from New Mexico and her mother's family from Yorkshire (England). in Zoology from Northern Arizona University. Arizona.S. Gymnorhynchus cyanocephalus).community. released on Sept. Gabaldon grew up in Flagstaff. took her on. Gabaldon Hall. who often meet online to discuss her work." wrote Gabaldon on her web site. There are presently seven novels in the main OUTLANDER series. "I got one letter from a woman who had been studying my book jacket photos (with a magnifying glass. which I am not equipped to answer.D in Ecology from Northern Arizona University. her great-grandfather immigrated to Arizona from England in the 1860s. When it was finished. Scripps Institution of Oceanography." Unbound: This content section has been deprecated. 2009. 19701973. Dissertation: "Nest Site Selection in Pinyon Jays. three of them had made offers on it. In addition.<1> The agent. She has received three degrees from two different institutions: B. One of the people who read her post was a science fiction writer. on the basis of an unfinished first novel. in 2007. Gabaldon's first fiction efforts were posted on the CompuServe literary forum. "This strikes me as a highly metaphysical question.A. Gabaldon currently lives in Scottsdale. San Diego. (U. The stories center around a time-travelling 20th-century English nurse ." and Ph. is named after her father. he sent it to five editors. Doug Watkins. and introduced her to his agent. Arizona with her husband. Perry Knowlton. Diana Jean Gabaldon born on January 11. a dormitory on the campus of Northern Arizona University. evidently). Tony Gabaldon. Outlander.S.). "Agonistic Interactions of Hermit Crabs." She has also received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Northern Arizona University.Gabaldon gets 30 to 40 e-mails a day from her fans. Please help us clean up the page by moving the content from this section into other relevant sections. but now called The Compuserve Books and Writers Community www. 1975-1978. Once it has been emptied this section will no longer appear on the page but the edit history will still be available in the page's history.S. in Marine Biology from the University of California. they have three adult children. to strengthen her points in an argument with another poster regarding what it feels like to be pregnant. and posted parts of her unfinished novel.com/Books. but which will doubtless entertain some chat-groups for quite a long time. Her research topic was. including AN ECHO IN THE BONE.compuserve.
Jamie. Claire is eventually sought after by the cruel and twisted captain of the British garrison. 2006 Diana Gabaldon received the International Corine Book Award 2006 in the category Weltbild Readers Award. In order to receive the nomination the author was required to meet one of several possible criteria.she is suddenly sucked back in time to war-torn Scotland in 1743. The Lord John Series is a spinoff from the Outlander books. England. and while she has come to admire Jamie's courage and honor. 2006 Diana Gabaldon received the Quill Book Award in 2006 in the category Science Fiction / Fantasy / Horror. which was determined by a public vote on the web page of the German publisher. the West Indies. though. and I was attached to it. I told him. but is also part of the main series. she is not thrilled with the idea of marrying him.. By this time she has spent some time with the group. the Scots decide that she must marry Jamie. France. they warm slightly to her when she saves the life of their young comrade.<2> * September 24. While on a trip to a tourist attraction . Though they assume she is a British spy. But eventually she and Jamie grow to have a love that is stronger than her marriage bond. "My husband was mildly put out that I refused to take his name when we got married. as it centers on a secondary character from the original series. She is befriended by a group of Scottish outlaws who are suspicious of her dress and speech. 1992 Diana Gabaldon received the RITA Award given by the Romance Writers of America in the category Best Book of 1991 for the novel Outlander. Note: Diana did not take her husband's name after they married. * October 10. which was determined by a public vote on the Internet. a love that is so intense and . especially when he is five years younger than she is and she is still married to Frank somewhere back in her own time. and America. such as an appearance on the best seller list of Borders Group Inc. In order to protect her.(Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser) and her 18th-century Scottish husband (James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser). and are located in Scotland.an ancient stone circle known as Craigh na Dun . that I'd been spelling "Gabaldon" for people for twenty-five years." Awards: * July. or a starred review in Publishers Weekly REASONED EVALUATION Claire Randall is celebrating a reunion in Britain with her husband Frank after serving as a combat nurse in World War II. an escapee from a barbaric prison.
matures and is tested. She is a solid. for sure. Ah. have told me they didn't like Outlander or had trouble getting through it. whose guilt about betraying Frank gives way to her overwhelming love for Jamie. Jamie. All of them are enjoyable (although Dragonfly ends with more tears than anything else) but none approach the sheer drama and passion of Outlander. he's a little bloodthirsty too. and Drums of Autumn. All of them are enjoyable (and of similarly impressive length) but none approach the sheer drama and passion of Outlander. but that's a product of his time. There's a certainly level of Braveheart-style violence. But for me all of that was outweighed by the epic-style adventure and truly satisfying romance that made the novel a "Dove Bar" experience. It is not a lighthearted read. and she quickly adapts to her new surroundings. By the time Claire almost literally rescues Jamie's soul the reader is almost exhausted by the sheer emotion of it all. whose book opinions I respect. resourceful heroine. Readers should also be aware that the Happily Ever After in Outlander is tenuous at best. Gabaldon followed this novel up with Dragonfly in Amber. treating the wounded as best she can under the primitive conditions. he would have to make the top ten. and some brutal torture scenes. Claire has experience with tough situations from her campaigns as a war nurse. but it never wavers. and a lot of questions are left unanswered. Fortunately. He starts out as a virgin but manages to teach Claire a thing or two about making love. Their relationship develops. Gabaldon doesn't spent a lot of time with the "fish out of water" side of time travel. He can swear a blue streak but he can also be poetic and philosophical. but if you can get past that you will be swept away by the passion and intensity between Claire and Jamie. He rescues Claire almost singlehandedly from being burnt at the stake when she is accused of witchcraft. The author writes with great energy for a book of this considerable size. The man takes physical punishment for a young girl in the clan so that she won't have to be embarrassed. Of all of the heroes I've encountered in my many years of reading. I think I might be unfaithful for him too. and some politically incorrect behavior on Jamie's part. Okay. Voyager and Drums of August. maybe the top five. Voyager. .passionate that the two are prepared to lay down their lives for each other . I must admit that several friends. jumping from adventure to adventure with barely a breath in between.and they very nearly do. Gabaldon followed this novel up with Dragonfly in Amber. There's a very high body count.
and I adored this book. with great plot control and well developed characters.The Outlander series is really good and now I am hooked on them just like all my freinds. but as an escapist novel. Well. Outlander was a delight! My friends were RIGHT! It WAS good and I did like it! I too fell in love with Jamie.Be warned. and it has plenty of 'adult fun time' described in it to support the romantic relationship the two main characters have to each other. In fact when I reached the end I wanted MORE! Thank goodness there IS a second book! I have begun Dragonfly in Amber and already it has me intrigued and in tears! *. REVIEWS: *. Yet it is about a love story. It is one of the rare novels in which. it is divine. the book had a nice pace and did keep me interested until the end. right along with the heroine.my personal aside. after putting it aside for a few days. tight. Keep up your own writing. She is an extraordinary storyteller. In fact I felt sorry for the bloke! What he went through!! I cried for him. was enraged with everything he went through. loosely. in fact. well phrased. I still have to remind myself that the characters are not real and I am not. living in 18th century Scotland and my . While slow in places. I really felt I was in Jacobite Scotland. (I think Drums of Autumn comes closest to Outlander in sheer enjoyment -. So a romance novel it is I suppose. I wouldn't go around calling it academic literature or anything. hurt for him. even wanted to smack Jamie a couple of times for being so stubborn! Gabaldon not only brought the characters to life but the time period as well. I hate romance fussy stuff. The book was suspenseful and filled with intrique as well as with romance. in the genre. *never* read romance novels. but none admitted to it. I'd still like to know who hit Jamie on the back of the head. you won't get anything else done while reading it. before I read any book series I HAVE to get most of them before I start to read any of them and I hate to read novels out of sequence. I wanted to pummel Captain Randell so many times.Never having read a "romance" novel. She never really explained that. I was hooked by it and devoured all four novels. Now. Several characters where suspected. I picked up Outlander not realizing it fell.perhaps only to discover why certain regular romance readers did not love Outlander and its sequels! But I will keep my hopes high! I like your writing style! Cleverly constructed. tense thrills and wonderfully researched history.) I will now read several recommended "romance" novelists -. especially when the heroine was talking about the historical aspects of the time period or something that had to do with healing. And yet one that is well written.
time travel. Claire touches a stone and is transported back to Scotland in the 1700's.Outlander. adventure. warfare. It's so incredibly engaging! I enjoyed every minute of this work.husband will laugh at me if I talk with a brogue. . I highly recommend it. *. even a touch of veiled eroticism here and there. epic saga beings. the first book in Gabaldon's Outlander Series.you will be sad when they end and look forward to the next one with much anticipation. Do not be afraid of the size of Gabaldon's books . While on a walk. romance. adventure. is one of the best books I've ever read! Claire and her husband go to Scotland for a second honeymoon shortly after WWII. She meets Jamie Frasier and their incredible love affair. There is something for everyone in Gabaldon's Outlander series: history.
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