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Book - 2018 | 25th anniversary edition
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Their love affair happened long ago by whatever measurement Claire Randall took. Two decades before, she had traveled back in time and into the arms of a gallant eighteenth-century Scot named Jamie Fraser. Then she returned to her own century to bear his child, believing him dead in the tragic Battle of Culloden. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her ... and her body still cries out for him in her dreams. When she discovers that Jamie may have survived, Claire must choose her destiny. And as time and space come full circle, she must find the courage to face what awaits her -- the deadly intrigues raging in a divided Scotland and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that lies beyond the standing stones.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2018]
Edition: 25th anniversary edition
Copyright Date: ©1994
ISBN: 9781984818225
Characteristics: viii, 918 pages ; 25 cm


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Mar 05, 2020

A huge fan of the Outlander series! I'm currently on number four, but this third book was not my favorite in the series. It was good, but it seemed to be a bit much with the jam packed adventures - one after another - shipwrecks, murders, kidnapping, slave revolts, witches, voodoo, hurricanes. Still I cant help but love this series, I'm addicted.

JCLBeckyC Nov 25, 2019

I watched the television adaptation before I read this third book in the Outlander series. Thankfully, the TV show, released in 2017, depicts the characters of Yi Tien Cho and Joe Abernathy with far fewer of the racist tropes that bog down the novel, released in 1994. I understand that Gabaldon tries to accurately portray the racist attitudes of Europeans in the 18th century, but I wanted to strangle Claire every time she referrs to Yi Tien Cho as "the little Chinese." And the scene where Dr. Abernathy sings "Dem Bones" is so cringe-worthy. If you are a die-hard Outlander fan, this third book in the series is full of romance and excitement when it focuses on the relationship between Jamie and Claire. If you're only a moderate fan of the series, the few scenes featuring Yi Tien Cho and Joe Abernathy are so awful that, unless you don't mind skipping ahead in the novel, you might consider just sticking with the excellent TV adaptation.

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Sep 30, 2019

I enjoyed it

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Aug 24, 2019

Book 3

IndyPL_KatieF Aug 06, 2019

I watched the television series before reading this book and much preferred the show's treatment of Yi Tien Cho and Jamie/Geneva. These were the two main points that kept this book from being a five star for me. Aside from that, I found this to be the most exciting, fast-paced of the Outlander series thus far and loved following Jamie and Claire's adventures around the globe (and through time!).

Mar 27, 2019

Book 3 in the Outlander series

Apr 23, 2018

I continue to enjoy this series of books. After watching the series on TV I feel the books are better in the fact that I have missed or misread the innuendo in the shows. I look forward to the next good read.

CMLibrary_gkeller Jan 16, 2018

This book was just ok to me. I like the historical aspects of this book for the most part, but the rest of it kind of fell flat. The first half of the book focuses on Claire trying to find out what happened to Jamie and if he really died at that battle. The second half of the book takes place in Scotland and on the high seas. So many things happen in this book and it never lets up. I do intend to keep reading this series. If you like action, adventure, and pirates, you might enjoy this book.

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Nov 12, 2019

pg 169 " courageous to attack a novel of such stupendous size" ... "I should never dare to start so lengthy a book myself." ...
"Don't worry about it for a moment, my dear; you wouldn't understand it anyway." (Lord Grey story about his mother and a ditsy friend. A tactful put down)

Nov 12, 2019

pg 168 continued
..."In this case, however, I think it isna so. Each character is most carefully considered, and all the incidents chosen seem necessary to the story. No I think is is true that some stories simply require a greater space in which to be told." (Jamie Fraser)

Nov 12, 2019

pg 168 "Do you think the size of the book is justified by the complexity of the story?'" Grey asked ...
"I have seen books where that is the case, to be sure." he said. "An author seeks by sheer inundation of detail to overwhelm the reader into belief....

M_ALCOTT Jan 08, 2015

"The first thing you do when I find you is faint, and as soon as I've got you back on your feet, you get me assaulted in a pub and chased through Edinburgh in company with a deviant Chinese, ending up in a brothel--whose madam seems to be on awfully familiar terms with you, I might add. You then take off your clothes, announce that you're a terrible person with a depraved past, and take me to bed. What did you expect me to think?"-Claire

M_ALCOTT Jan 08, 2015

"I have burned for you for twenty years, Sassenach. Do ye not know that? Jesus! But I'm no the man ye knew, twenty years past, am I? We know each other now less than we did when we wed."-Jamie

M_ALCOTT Jan 08, 2015

"First I'm a Sassenach, and now I'm a dogsbody. What do you Scots call people when you're trying to be nice?-Brianna

M_ALCOTT Jan 08, 2015

"Samhain--hallowe'en, you know?--that's one of the feasts when it was customary to try to divine the future. And one of the ways of divination was to walk to the end of the house, and then step outside with your eyes closed. The first thing you see when you open them is an omen for the near future."-Roger

M_ALCOTT Jan 08, 2015

"Don't worry. It doesna get any bigger. And it wilna do anything strange, if ye want to touch it."-Jamie(reassuring a lassie of his manhood)


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