Dimensions: 688 pages, 9.55 × 6.49 × 1.92 in
Published: July 5, 2011
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385671083
ISBN - 13: 9780385671088
Read from the Book
Jamie made a fire in a sheltered spot, and sat down next to it. The rain had eased to a faint drizzle that misted the air and spangled my eyelashes with rainbows when I looked at the flames. He sat staring into the fire for a long time. Finally he looked up at me, hands clasped around his knees. "I said before that I''d not ask ye things ye had no wish to tell me. And I''d not ask ye now; but I must know, for your safety as well as mine." He paused, hesitating. "Claire, if you''ve never been honest wi'' me, be so now, for I must know the truth. Claire, are ye a witch?" I gaped at him. "A witch? You — you can really ask that?" I thought he must be joking. He wasn''t. He took me by the shoulders and gripped me hard, staring into my eyes as though willing me to answer him. "I must ask it, Claire! And you must tell me!" "And if I were?" I asked through dry lips. "If you had thought I were a witch? Would you still have fought for me?" "I would have gone to the stake with you!" he said violently. "And to hell beyond, if I must. But may the Lord Jesus have mercy on my soul and on yours, tell me the truth!" The strain of it all caught up with me. I tore myself out of his grasp and ran across the clearing. Not far, only to the edge of the trees; I could not bear the exposure of the open space. I clutched a tree; put my arms around it and dug my fingers hard into the bark, pressed my face to it and shrieked with hysterical laughter. Jamie''s face, white and shocked, loomed up on
From the Publisher
Twenty years ago, the journey began: Diana Gabaldon swept readers into her mesmerizing world brimming with history, romance, and adventure. To celebrate the series that has captured the hearts of millions, Doubleday Canada will be publishing a special anniversary edition for core Gabaldon fans and new readers alike.
Unrivaled storytelling, unforgettable characters, and rich historical detail are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon''s novels. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters: Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser. A spellbinding novel of passion and history, that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages, The Outlander takes readers on an unforgettable journey.
About the Author
DIANA GABALDON is the 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, and An Echo in the Bone--as well as the bestselling series featuring Lord John Grey, a character she introduced in Voyager, and one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion. Gabaldon won a 2006 Quill Award for her sixth Outlander book, A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
"A massive, long-lasting source of entertainment."
"Triumphant...Her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer."
— Publishers Weekly