Outlander: A Novel

Front Cover
Random House Publishing Group, Oct 26, 2004 - Fiction - 896 pages
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES 

Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.

One of the top ten best-loved novels in America, as seen on PBS’s The Great American Read!

Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.

Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.

This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:
• An excerpt from Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber, the second novel in the Outlander series 
• An interview with Diana Gabaldon 
• An Outlander reader’s guide

Praise for Outlander

“Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”San Francisco Chronicle

“History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
1042
4 stars
588
3 stars
355
2 stars
260
1 star
214

Review: Outlander (Outlander #1)

User Review  - Levi - Goodreads

The only reason I wouldn't give this book a 5/5 is because of all the sex >_<. Otherwise I love the author (: Read full review

Review: Outlander (Outlander #1)

User Review  - boogleloo - Goodreads

So I have read this book so many times I've lost count. I practically know it by heart and I'm that annoying person who tries to get everyone they know to read the book. (grin) With the release of the ... Read full review

All 13 reviews »

Selected pages

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
17
Section 3
52
Section 4
60
Section 5
67
Section 6
80
Section 7
91
Section 8
102
Section 18
268
Section 19
285
Section 20
333
Section 21
367
Section 22
382
Section 23
388
Section 24
397
Section 25
421

Section 9
131
Section 10
146
Section 11
166
Section 12
173
Section 13
188
Section 14
214
Section 15
227
Section 16
238
Section 17
249
Section 26
427
Section 27
437
Section 28
453
Section 29
475
Section 30
495
Section 31
501
Section 32
527
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels—Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voy­ager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize), An Echo in the Bone, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, and Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone—as well as the related Lord John Grey books, Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, and The Scottish Prisoner; a collection of novellas, Seven Stones to Stand or Fall; three works of nonfiction, “I Give You My Body . . .” and The Outlandish Com­panion, Volumes 1 and 2; the Outlander graphic novel The Exile; and The Official Outlander Coloring Book. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband.

Bibliographic information