Title: The Outlandish Companion
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: 1999
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing.
Hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as indicated by the publisher's "1" in the number line on copyright page, inscribed and signed by the author on a bookplate affixed to the first blank end-paper: "To Pam Nesbit - Le meao! [? ] Diana Gabaldon." Book is clean inside and out, binding is tight, contents are fine, no remarkable flaws, jacket has a 2.5 inch thin strip of fading to the red color on the top edge of the front panel and mild rubbing on the rear panel, the jacket is clean and pleasing to the eye overall, the original price is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, "In which much is revealed regarding Claire and Jamie Fraser, their lives and times, antecedents, adventures, companions, and progeny, with learned commentary (and many footnotes) by their humble creator" ; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 041222
Synopsis: 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
With the insight, humor, and eye for detail that has made her novels such an outstanding success story. Diana Gabaldon here gives her readers the best gift of all? The Outlandish Companion.
#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 fully explicated Gabaldon Theory of Time Travel
? 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
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.
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