The Outlandish Companion Revised and Updated

The Outlandish Companion  Revised and Updated
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015-03-31
ISBN: 1101887273
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outlandish Companion Revised and Updated Book Excerpt:

Perfect for readers of the bestselling Outlander novels—and don’t miss The Outlandish Companion Volume Two! #1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon has captivated millions of readers with her critically acclaimed Outlander novels, the inspiration for the Starz original series. From the moment Claire Randall stepped through a standing stone circle and was thrown back in time to the year 1743—and into a world that threatens life, limb, loyalty, heart, soul, and everything else Claire has—readers have been hungry to know everything about this world and its inhabitants, particularly a Scottish soldier named Jamie Fraser. In this beautifully illustrated compendium of all things Outlandish, Gabaldon covers the first four novels of the main series, including: • full synopses of Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn • a complete listing of the characters (fictional and historical) in the first four novels in the series, as well as family trees and genealogical notes • a comprehensive glossary and pronunciation guide to Gaelic terms and usage • The Gabaldon Theory of Time Travel, explained • frequently asked questions to the author and her (sometimes surprising) answers • an annotated bibliography • essays about medicine and magic in the eighteenth century, researching historical fiction, creating characters, and more • professionally cast horoscopes for Jamie and Claire • the making of the TV series: how we got there from here, and what happened next (including “My Brief Career as a TV Actor”) • behind-the-scenes photos from the Outlander TV series set For anyone who wants to spend more time with the Outlander characters and the world they inhabit, Diana Gabaldon here opens a door through the standing stones and offers a guided tour of what lies within.

The Outlandish Companion

The Outlandish Companion
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Century
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN: 9781780894959
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outlandish Companion Book Excerpt:

Diana Gabaldon has captivated millions of readers with her critically acclaimed Outlander novels. Now Gabaldon serves up The Outlandish Companion, Volume Two, an all-new guide to Books 5-8 in the series: A Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart's Blood Written with Gabaldonâe(tm)s signature wit and intelligence, this compendium is bursting with generous commentary and juicy insider details, including: * A complete chronology of the series thus far; * Full synopses of A Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heartâe(tm)s Blood; * Recaps of the Lord John Grey novels: 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 whoâe(tm)s who of the cast of Outlander characters, cross-referenced by book; * Detailed maps and floor plans; * A bibliographic guide to research sources; * Essays on subjects as wide ranging as Outlandish controversies regarding sex and violence, the unique responsibilities of a writer of historical fiction, and Gabaldonâe(tm)s writing process; * A guided tour of the clothes, food, and music of the eighteenth century; * A Scottish glossary and pronunciation guide; * Personal photos from the author taken on the set of the Outlander series. As entertaining, sweeping, and addictive as the series itself, this second volume of The Outlandish Companion is a one (or two)-of-a-kind gift from an incomparable author.

The Outlandish Companion Volume Two

The Outlandish Companion Volume Two
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN: 0385344449
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outlandish Companion Volume Two Book Excerpt:

Perfect readers of the bestselling Outlander novels—and don’t miss the revised and updated first volume of The Outlandish Companion! More than a decade ago, #1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon delighted her legions of fans with The Outlandish Companion, an indispensable guide to all the Outlander books at the time. But that edition was just a taste of things to come. Since that publication, there have been four more Outlander novels, a side series, assorted novellas, and one smash-hit Starz original television series. Now Gabaldon serves up The Outlandish Companion, Volume Two, an all-new guide to the latest books in the series. Written with Gabaldon’s signature wit and intelligence, this compendium is bursting with generous commentary and juicy insider details, including • a complete chronology of the series thus far • full synopses of The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood • recaps of the Lord John Grey novels: 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 who’s who of the cast of Outlander characters, cross-referenced by book • detailed maps and floor plans • a bibliographic guide to research sources • essays on subjects as wide ranging as Outlandish controversies regarding sex and violence, the unique responsibilities of a writer of historical fiction, and Gabaldon’s writing process • a guided tour of the clothes, food, and music of the eighteenth century • a Scottish glossary and pronunciation guide • personal photos from the author taken on the set of the Starz Outlander series As entertaining, sweeping, and addictive as the series itself, this second volume of The Outlandish Companion is a one (or two)-of-a-kind gift from an incomparable author.

The Outlandish Companion

The Outlandish Companion
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Century
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2015-06-18
ISBN: 9781780894935
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outlandish Companion Book Excerpt:

Diana Gabaldon has captivated millions of readers with her critically acclaimed Outlander novels. In this beautifully illustrated compendium, Diana Gabaldon opens a door through the standing stones and offers a guided tour of what lies within. Including: · Full synopses of Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager and Drums of Autumn · A complete listing of the characters (fictional and historical) in the first four novels in the series, as well as family trees and genealogical notes · A comprehensive glossary and pronunciation guide to Gaelic terms and usage · The Gabaldon Theory of Time Travel, explained · Frequently asked questions to the author and her (sometimes surprising) answers · An annotated bibliography · Essays about medicine and magic in the eighteenth century, researching historical fiction, creating characters and more · Professionally cast horoscopes for Jamie and Claire · The making of the TV series: how we got there from here, and what happened next (including âe~My Brief Career as a TV Actorâe(tm))

The Outlandish Companion Volume Two

The Outlandish Companion Volume Two
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN: 0440246458
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outlandish Companion Volume Two Book Excerpt:

Perfect readers of the bestselling Outlander novels—and don’t miss the revised and updated first volume of The Outlandish Companion! More than a decade ago, #1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon delighted her legions of fans with The Outlandish Companion, an indispensable guide to all the Outlander books at the time. But that edition was just a taste of things to come. Since that publication, there have been four more Outlander novels, a side series, assorted novellas, and one smash-hit Starz original television series. Now Gabaldon serves up The Outlandish Companion, Volume Two, an all-new guide to the latest books in the series. Written with Gabaldon’s signature wit and intelligence, this compendium is bursting with generous commentary and juicy insider details, including • a complete chronology of the series thus far • full synopses of The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood • recaps of the Lord John Grey novels: 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 who’s who of the cast of Outlander characters, cross-referenced by book • detailed maps and floor plans • a bibliographic guide to research sources • essays on subjects as wide ranging as Outlandish controversies regarding sex and violence, the unique responsibilities of a writer of historical fiction, and Gabaldon’s writing process • a guided tour of the clothes, food, and music of the eighteenth century • a Scottish glossary and pronunciation guide • personal photos from the author taken on the set of the Starz Outlander series As entertaining, sweeping, and addictive as the series itself, this second volume of The Outlandish Companion is a one (or two)-of-a-kind gift from an incomparable author.

The Outlandish Companion Volume 2

The Outlandish Companion Volume 2
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN: 1473535921
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outlandish Companion Volume 2 Book Excerpt:

Diana Gabaldon has captivated millions of readers with her critically acclaimed Outlander novels. Now Gabaldon serves up The Outlandish Companion, Volume Two, an all-new guide to Books 5-8 in the series: A Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart's Blood Written with Gabaldon’s signature wit and intelligence, this compendium is bursting with generous commentary and juicy insider details, including: * A complete chronology of the series thus far; * Full synopses of A Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood; * Recaps of the Lord John Grey novels: 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 who’s who of the cast of Outlander characters, cross-referenced by book; * Detailed maps and floor plans; * A bibliographic guide to research sources; * Essays on subjects as wide ranging as Outlandish controversies regarding sex and violence, the unique responsibilities of a writer of historical fiction, and Gabaldon’s writing process; * A guided tour of the clothes, food, and music of the eighteenth century; * A Scottish glossary and pronunciation guide; * Personal photos from the author taken on the set of the Outlander series. As entertaining, sweeping, and addictive as the series itself, this second volume of The Outlandish Companion is a one (or two)-of-a-kind gift from an incomparable author.

The Outlandish Companion Volume 1

The Outlandish Companion Volume 1
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-06-25
ISBN: 1473535913
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outlandish Companion Volume 1 Book Excerpt:

Diana Gabaldon has captivated millions of readers with her critically acclaimed Outlander novels. In this beautifully illustrated compendium, Diana Gabaldon opens a door through the standing stones and offers a guided tour of what lies within. Including: · Full synopses of Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager and Drums of Autumn · A complete listing of the characters (fictional and historical) in the first four novels in the series, as well as family trees and genealogical notes · A comprehensive glossary and pronunciation guide to Gaelic terms and usage · The Gabaldon Theory of Time Travel, explained · Frequently asked questions to the author and her (sometimes surprising) answers · An annotated bibliography · Essays about medicine and magic in the eighteenth century, researching historical fiction, creating characters and more · Professionally cast horoscopes for Jamie and Claire · The making of the TV series: how we got there from here, and what happened next (including ‘My Brief Career as a TV Actor’)

The Outlandish Companion Revised and Updated

The Outlandish Companion  Revised and Updated
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2015-03-31
ISBN: 1101887281
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outlandish Companion Revised and Updated Book Excerpt:

Perfect for readers of the bestselling Outlander novels—and don’t miss The Outlandish Companion Volume Two! #1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon has captivated millions of readers with her critically acclaimed Outlander novels, the inspiration for the Starz original series. From the moment Claire Randall stepped through a standing stone circle and was thrown back in time to the year 1743—and into a world that threatens life, limb, loyalty, heart, soul, and everything else Claire has—readers have been hungry to know everything about this world and its inhabitants, particularly a Scottish soldier named Jamie Fraser. In this beautifully illustrated compendium of all things Outlandish, Gabaldon covers the first four novels of the main series, including: • full synopses of Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn • a complete listing of the characters (fictional and historical) in the first four novels in the series, as well as family trees and genealogical notes • a comprehensive glossary and pronunciation guide to Gaelic terms and usage • The Gabaldon Theory of Time Travel, explained • frequently asked questions to the author and her (sometimes surprising) answers • an annotated bibliography • essays about medicine and magic in the eighteenth century, researching historical fiction, creating characters, and more • professionally cast horoscopes for Jamie and Claire • the making of the TV series: how we got there from here, and what happened next (including “My Brief Career as a TV Actor”) • behind-the-scenes photos from the Outlander TV series set For anyone who wants to spend more time with the Outlander characters and the world they inhabit, Diana Gabaldon here opens a door through the standing stones and offers a guided tour of what lies within.

The Outlandish Companion Volume 2

The Outlandish Companion Volume 2
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN: 1473535921
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outlandish Companion Volume 2 Book Excerpt:

Diana Gabaldon has captivated millions of readers with her critically acclaimed Outlander novels. Now Gabaldon serves up The Outlandish Companion, Volume Two, an all-new guide to Books 5-8 in the series: A Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart's Blood Written with Gabaldon’s signature wit and intelligence, this compendium is bursting with generous commentary and juicy insider details, including: * A complete chronology of the series thus far; * Full synopses of A Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood; * Recaps of the Lord John Grey novels: 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 who’s who of the cast of Outlander characters, cross-referenced by book; * Detailed maps and floor plans; * A bibliographic guide to research sources; * Essays on subjects as wide ranging as Outlandish controversies regarding sex and violence, the unique responsibilities of a writer of historical fiction, and Gabaldon’s writing process; * A guided tour of the clothes, food, and music of the eighteenth century; * A Scottish glossary and pronunciation guide; * Personal photos from the author taken on the set of the Outlander series. As entertaining, sweeping, and addictive as the series itself, this second volume of The Outlandish Companion is a one (or two)-of-a-kind gift from an incomparable author.

The Outlandish Companion

The Outlandish Companion
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2015-03-31
ISBN: 0385685254
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outlandish Companion Book Excerpt:

Now in a brand-new edition, newly updated throughout, including new material from the author, 16 pages of Showcase television series tie-in photographs, and a gorgeous new cover and timed with the new season of Outlander on Showcase beginning April 2015. The Outlandish Companion is the comprehensive insider's guide to the first four books of Diana Gabaldon's bestselling series. New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon takes readers behind the scenes in The Outlandish Companion, an encyclopedic look at the first four books of the Outlander series. Necessary reading for new fans just starting the series who need to catch up, long-time readers wanting to relive how it all began, and everyone in between, the companion is packed with character guides, plot synopses, an extensive Gaelic glossary, and more.

The Outlandish Companion

The Outlandish Companion
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999-06-01
ISBN: 9780385259163
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outlandish Companion Book Excerpt:

"New York Times" bestselling author Diana Gabaldon has captured the hearts of millions with her critically acclaimed novels, "Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager," and "Drums of Autumn." From the moment Claire Randall accidentally steps through a magical stone that transports her back in time more than 200 years to 1743, and into the arms of Scottish soldier Jamie Fraser, readers have been enthralled with this epic saga of time travel, adventure, and love everlasting. Now Diana Gabaldon has written the ultimate companion guide to her bestselling series, the book only she could write -- a beautifully illustrated compendium of all things Outlandish. As a special bonus for those who are eagerly awaiting the next appearance of Jamie and Claire, she includes never-before-published excerpts from upcoming works in the series. And there's lots more in this lavish keepsake volume for the many devoted fans who yearn to learn the stories behind the stories: , Full synopses of "Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager," and "Drums of Autumn" , A complete listing of the characters in all four novels, including extensively researched family trees and genealogical notes , Professionally cast horoscopes for Jamie and Claire , A comprehensive glossary and pronunciation guide to Gaelic terms and usage , The fully explicated Gabaldon Theory of Time Travel , Frequently asked questions to the author and her (sometimes surprising) answers , An annotated bibliography , Tips, personal stories -- even a recipe or two! , Essays about medicine and magic in the eighteenth century, researching historical fiction, and more

Literary Tourism and the British Isles

Literary Tourism and the British Isles
Author: LuAnn McCracken Fletcher
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2018-12-10
ISBN: 1498581242
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literary Tourism and the British Isles Book Excerpt:

This book is an interdisciplinary exploration of literary tourism’s role in shaping how locations in the British and Irish Isles have been seen, narrated, and valued. It explores the consequences of fictional constructions for the history, economics, and cultural politics of place, and for the Britain internalized in the mind’s eye.

Outlander

Outlander
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 648
Release: 1991-06
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outlander Book Excerpt:

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

A Fugitive Green

A Fugitive Green
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2022-07-26
ISBN: 110196622X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Fugitive Green Book Excerpt:

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Outlander series weaves a captivating story of secrets and intrigue, bringing together Lord John’s elder brother, Harold Grey, and his future wife, Minnie. This novella, originally published in Seven Stones to Stand or Fall, is now available as a standalone ebook. Minnie Rennie and her father operate a family business dealing in rare books and letters—with a sideline in forgery, blackmail, and burglary. After traveling from Paris to London for work, with a secret mission to find the mother she never knew, Minnie’s clandestine meeting with a client pseudonymously named Mr. Bloomer is interrupted when she crosses paths by chance with Harold Grey, Earl of Melton (and the Duke of Pardloe, though he spurns the title). An outcast from society, Hal is beset by troubles. Not only is he grieving the deaths of his wife, Esmé, and their unborn child, he’s still in shock over the revelations of her infidelity—an episode that ended with Hal killing her lover, Nathaniel Twelvetrees, in a duel. Minnie and Hal are immediately drawn to one another, but when Mr. Bloomer asks her to steal potentially incriminating letters between Esmé and Nathaniel that Hal still has in his possession, she finds herself swayed by fascination and empathy for a man she barely knows.

Outlander s Sassenachs

Outlander s Sassenachs
Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2016-06-20
ISBN: 1476664242
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outlander s Sassenachs Book Excerpt:

A time travel epic featuring history and romance, Outlander--unlike most adventure series--is aimed at women audiences. The kilted male characters, the female narrator, the fantastic period costumes are atypical of male-gendered television. Both the show and the novels on which it is based address issues most series shy away from, like breast feeding, abortion and birth control. Role reversals are common--the powerful Claire rescues her virginal husband Jamie from sexual abuse. When the villainous Black Jack Randall displays his genitals to the heroine Jenny, she laughs. This collection of new essays examines Outlander as an exploration of what it means to be a capable 18th century woman and what it means in the modern world. As Claire explores different models of strength in both periods, Jamie comes to understand the nuances of male honor, power and alternative sexuality through the contrasting figures of Black Jack and Lord John. As the heroes negotiate the complications of marriage and life, they make discoveries about gender that resonate with modern audiences.

The Space Between An Outlander Novella

The Space Between  An Outlander Novella
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2014-04-15
ISBN: 0553392115
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Space Between An Outlander Novella Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Diana Gabaldon returns to her Outlander universe in “The Space Between,” an irresistible novella brimming with adventure, history, and suspense. Features a preview of the much-anticipated new Outlander novel, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood! Joan MacKimmie is on her way to Paris to take up her vocation as a nun. Yet her decision is less a matter of faith than fear, for Joan is plagued by mysterious voices that speak of the future, and by visions that mark those about to die. The sanctuary of the nunnery promises respite from these unwanted visitations . . . or so she prays. Her chaperone is Michael Murray, a young widower who, though he still mourns the death of his wife, finds himself powerfully drawn to his charge. But when the time-traveling Comte St. Germain learns of Joan’s presence in Paris, and of her link to Claire Fraser—La Dame Blanche—Murray is drawn into a battle whose stakes are not merely the life but the very soul of the Scotswoman who, without even trying, has won his heart. Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series “A grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].”—CNN, on The Fiery Cross “History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News, on Outlander “Abounds with Gabaldon’s sexy combination of humor, wild adventure and, underlying it all, the redemptive power of true love.”—The Dallas Morning News, on The Fiery Cross “Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.”—The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber “Wonderful . . . This is escapist historical fiction at its best.”—San Antonio Express-News, on Drums of Autumn

Besieged

Besieged
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 95
Release: 2022-10-18
ISBN: 1101966211
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Besieged Book Excerpt:

In a thrilling tale of courage and survival from Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Outlander series, Lord John Grey disembarks in Havana to rescue his family—only to get swept up in a fierce rebellion. This novella, originally published in Seven Stones to Stand or Fall, is now available as a standalone ebook. Lord John Grey is happy. His term as military governor of Jamaica is drawing to a close, and he’s looking forward to fresh beef and burgoo in North Carolina, rather than endless fish and sea-urchin innards marinated in orange juice. His preparations, alas, are interrupted by the sudden arrival of his mother’s third husband, General Stanley. “Your mother’s in Havana,” General Stanley said. “Minding your cousin Olivia.” This seemed like a moderately respectable thing for an elderly lady to be doing, and Grey relaxed slightly. But only slightly. “I trust she’s enjoying the weather.” He raised an eyebrow at his stepfather, who sighed deeply and put his hands on his knees. “I’m sure she is. The problem, my boy, is that the British Navy is on its way to lay siege to the city of Havana, and I really think it would be a good idea if your mother wasn’t in the city when they get there.” Lord John agrees, and with the help of his loyal valet, Tom Bird, a recovering ex-zombie named Rodrigo, and Rodrigo’s wife, Azeel (not a zombie, but resourceful and courageous [well, obviously . . . how much nerve does it take to marry a zombie?]), he sets sail at once for Havana, only to discover upon his arrival that his family isn’t all that’s in danger. Slave revolts, murder, an invasion in progress, stubborn mules, and adulterous love are the least of it. . . .

Adoring Outlander

Adoring Outlander
Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2016-02-03
ISBN: 1476664234
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adoring Outlander Book Excerpt:

What is behind Outlander fever--the hit television drama's popularity? Is it author Diana Gabaldon's teasing posts on social media? Is it the real history reimagined? The highly emotional melodrama? Or is it the take-charge heroine and the sweet hero in a kilt? One of the show's biggest draws is its multigenre appeal. Gabaldon--whose Outlander novels form the basis of the series--has called it science fiction, fantasy, romance, historical fiction and military fiction, depending on her audience. This collection of new essays explores the series as a romance, a ghost story, an epic journey, a cozy mystery, a comedy of manners, a gothic thriller and a feminist answer to Game of Thrones, and considers the source of its broad appeal.

Virgins An Outlander Novella

Virgins  An Outlander Novella
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN: 1101882522
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virgins An Outlander Novella Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A young Jamie Fraser learns what it really means to become a man in this Outlander prequel novella. Featuring all the trademark suspense, adventure, and history of Diana Gabaldon’s #1 bestselling novels and the Starz original series, Virgins is now available for the first time as a standalone ebook. Mourning the death of his father and gravely injured at the hands of the English, Jamie Fraser finds himself running with a band of mercenaries in the French countryside, where he reconnects with his old friend Ian Murray. Both are nursing wounds; both have good reason to stay out of Scotland; and both are still virgins, despite several opportunities to remedy that deplorable situation with ladies of easy virtue. But Jamie’s love life becomes infinitely more complicated—and dangerous—when fate brings the young men into the service of Dr. Hasdi, a Jewish gentleman who hires them to escort two priceless treasures to Paris. One is an old Torah; the other is the doctor’s beautiful granddaughter, Rebekah, destined for an arranged marriage. Both Jamie and Ian are instantly drawn to the bride-to-be—but they might be more cautious if they had any idea who they’re truly dealing with. Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series “Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander “History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News, on Outlander “Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.”—The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber “Triumphant . . . Her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer.”—Publishers Weekly, on Voyager “Unforgettable characters . . . richly embroidered with historical detail.”—The Cincinnati Post, on Drums of Autumn “A grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].”—CNN, on The Fiery Cross “The large scope of the novel allows Gabaldon to do what she does best, paint in exquisite detail the lives of her characters.”—Booklist, on A Breath of Snow and Ashes “Features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.”—People, on Written in My Own Heart’s Blood

I Give You My Body

I Give You My Body
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 70000
Release: 2016-08-16
ISBN: 1473538998
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Give You My Body Book Excerpt:

Bestselling author Diana Gabaldon divulges the writing secrets behind the sex scenes in her wildly popular Outlander novels. “Ask me to your bed,” he said. “I shall come to ye.” In this revealing compendium, acclaimed writer Diana Gabaldon shares her invaluable lessons for creating an immersive reading experience, from evoking a mood to using the power of emotions to communicate physical intimacy. You’ll learn the difference between gratuitous sex and genuine encounters that move the story forward, and how to handle less-than-savory acts that nevertheless serve a narrative purpose. Gabaldon also notes that sex can be conveyed instead of described. With such tips as “The Rule of Three” for involving the senses, handy lists of naughty euphemisms (with instructions for use), and Gabaldon’s own examples from the Outlander novels, “I Give You My Body . . .” is a master class in writing to draw readers in and keep them riveted to the page.