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Outlander (1991)

by Diana Gabaldon

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Series: Outlander (1)

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23,723984146 (4.18)2 / 1277
Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to Scotland in 1743, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for James Fraser, a young soldier.
  1. 204
    Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati (pollywannabook)
    pollywannabook: The closest thing to Outlander out there. Diana Gabaldon even lent out the character of Claire for a cameo in this book
  2. 111
    The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (Iudita)
  3. 40
    The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway (redheadedali)
  4. 40
    The House on the Strand by Daphne Du Maurier (aynar)
    aynar: Much better example of time travel.
  5. 73
    Timeline by Michael Crichton (leahsimone)
  6. 30
    Wildfire at Midnight by Mary Stewart (LiddyGally)
    LiddyGally: I recommend this book because the writing styles are in a similar vein rather than the stories being the same. Both, however, are set in the wilds of Scotland.
  7. 118
    A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Anonymous user, SunnySD)
  8. 41
    The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons (littlebear514)
    littlebear514: Although the stories are COMPLETELY different; the writing is of the same quality and the stories are both deeply involved.
  9. 20
    Overseas by Beatriz Williams (becksdakex)
    becksdakex: Romance and time travel.
  10. 10
    The Legend of Lady MacLaoch by Becky Banks (elbakerone)
    elbakerone: Though Banks' novel is set in present day (and is considerably shorter), the love story with the gorgeous backdrop of Scotland was reminiscent of Gabaldon's series.
  11. 10
    The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley (jennyj271)
  12. 10
    The Dark Queen by Susan Carroll (infiniteletters)
  13. 10
    Son of the Morning by Linda Howard (amyblue)
  14. 10
    Mary Queen of Scotland & The Isles: A Novel by Margaret George (MissBrangwen)
  15. 11
    The Song of Albion Collection: The Paradise War, The Silver Hand, and The Endless Knot by Stephen Lawhead (charlie68)
    charlie68: A story about a trip farther into Britain's past.
  16. 00
    Daughter of Time by Sarah Woodbury (Kaylinofhr)
    Kaylinofhr: The After Cilmeri Series reminds me a lot of the Outlander series.
  17. 11
    The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley (LAKobow)
    LAKobow: Also involves elements of realism mixed with fantasy, Scotland, romance, and historical fiction.
  18. 00
    A Wee Guide to the Jacobites by Charles Sinclair (MissBrangwen)
  19. 00
    Waverley by Sir Walter Scott (Cecrow)
    Cecrow: Classic novel set at the same time and place.
  20. 11
    The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly (fyrefly98)
    fyrefly98: Historical romance, hooray!

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This is the first time I read this series. I was a little confused at first but once I was into this book I could not put it down. The passion between Claire and Jaimie was captured so well by Diana. I started to feel like I was part of the story. I think by far this is the best love story I have ever read. Their passion for each other and the loyalty and respect they share for one another is something that is rare in today's society. I don't want to say too much with out giving the story away, but this book is full of passion, love, betrayal, lust, loyalty, family, gore, torchure and much more. Some partys made me cry while others made me smile. There were parts in this book that down right made me sick to my stomach.. But that is what makes a great book. If you can feel all of these emotions the brook is awesome and worthy for praise. I would recommend this read to anyone who either has or has not seen the series on starz. I am off to "Dragonflies in Amber" I hope it's as good as this one. ( )
  Mariafrendo | Apr 6, 2024 |
Historical Fiction
  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
It's not necessarily a /good/ book, but a very fun mixture of well-researched historical fiction, romance, fantasy and adventure. Had lots of fun reading this.
As a bonus, I think the inner voice of Claire is very... insightful. Gabaldon describes personal emotions, thoughts and feelings that I rarely find in books. You might think me pretentious for saying so, but those passages reminded me of War and Peace. Sorry. ( )
  jd7h | Feb 18, 2024 |
I'm addicted! Hungrily searching for the next book in this amazing series!!!! ( )
  cmpeters | Feb 2, 2024 |
A little too romance novel-esque after the initial story develops, left me wanting more Scottish lore and such. Don't care for the excessive violence against both of the protagonists either.
(edited for clarification later) ( )
  nessie_arduin | Feb 1, 2024 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Diana Gabaldonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Anastassatos, MariettaCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Carbain, JeanCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Craft, KinukoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fuchs, ElfriedeÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kuby, GabrieleÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Porter, DavinaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Regös, FerencCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sallamo-Lavi, AnuirmeliTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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People disappear all the time. Ask any policeman. Better yet, ask a journalist. Disappearances are bread-and-butter to journalists.
Young girls run away from home. Young children stray from their parents and are never seen again. Housewives reach the end of their tether and take the grocery money and a taxi to the station. International financiers change their names and vanish into the smoke of imported cigars.
Many of the lost will be found, eventually, dead or alive. Disappearances, after all, have explanations.
To the Memory of My Mother,
Who Taught Me to Read —
Jacqueline Sykes Gabaldon
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It wasn't a very likely place for disappearances, at least at first glance.
Prologue ------ People disappear all the time.
Life among academics had taught me that a well-expressed opinion is usually better than a badly expressed fact, so far as professional advancement goes
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'Outlander' was published in the UK as 'Cross Stitch'.
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Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to Scotland in 1743, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for James Fraser, a young soldier.

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Traveling in time
Clare falls in love with Jamie
Must choose if she stays

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