The Outlandish Companion: 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

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Overview Diana Gabaldon has written the ultimate companion guide to her 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. ...

Specifications

  • ISBN-13: 9780385324137
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/30/1999
  • Series: Outlander Series
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 26,333
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Reviews (8)

  • Anonymous
    2 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    THE OUTLANDISH COMPANION is a must have for all OUTLANDER fans. If you don't have time to re read all the wonderful books in the series, this will refresh your memory on lots of details. I will read this book many times, just because I miss Jamie and Claire so much after months without them. Thanks for another wonderful book Diana Gabaldon.

  • JenniferJuniper
    3 years, 5 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I bought this book as a reference to the Outlander series, and it has proved its worth, as the series has so many characters and much detail. Excellent addition to the series.

  • Rg52
    2 years, 11 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    The many lives and adventures of Claire, the time traveler, and Jamie the last chivalrous man of his day, is so captivating that the reader can find him/herself on each page as a participant in this mighty adventure. I am near finished with Book #4 Drums of Autumn. As a mature 52 yr old man, I dont fashion myself oft sentimental. Yet, when Brianna and Jamie meet for the first time, I found myself with glassy eyes and tears running down my cheeks. I was actually there witnessing a most loving and touching reunion of 2 worlds colliding, yet bareing all the tender qualites of human emotion as all humanity has shown since our meagre beginning. I have never cried at any book. But, the author's ability to unite the reader to the written is captivating and magnificent. I want to live this book, enter it, and become a part of its living human saga. Diana Gabaldon is by far one of the greatest storytellers of the 20th and 21st Century. A gifted writer who understands the human heart and is able to bridge reality and fantasy into one world. If I could but find the secret to Stonehenge, I would hope to find Jamie, Claire and all the adventures of their lives and live out my life in their presence. FABULOUS!!!!!

  • Maria_of_amor
    4 years, 11 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    While I agree that this book may come as a disappointment for those looking for a "Jamie and Claire" story, it is a priceless addition to the shelves of an aspiring writer. It is nearly impossible to find another resource out there that yields such a matter-of-fact look at writing in general. All information, of course, is seasoned with Diana's unique and unmistakable sense of humor. I am a detail oriented person, and as such, loved the depth to which she knows her characters. Consequently, I loved the depth to which this book goes in explaining the "who, what, when, where, and how." Others, who have no deep-seeded urges to pronounce "mo cridh" correctly, may find that their money is better spent on her other books.

  • Beshissen
    5 years, 4 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I bought this book to accompany the Outlander series. It is very useful for going back and reviewing characters whom you've forgotten. Enjoyable add-on to the series.

  • Anonymous
    7 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    1.0 / 5.0

    The entire book was such a waste! I do like her Outlander series, it is too bad that she keeps getting sidetracked with other projects (Lord John Grey book for example-awful!). She quotes her husband in the book 'Yes, but when are you going to finish the next REAL book?' I agree.

  • Anonymous
    9 years, 6 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Recap of the series along with historical backup on research with regard to the times. I had enjoyed reading her novels and even enjoyed reading this 'refresher' and the author's personal notes. Can't wait for her next one in this series! Impatiently wating!

  • Anonymous
    11 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I have read the Companion and found it to be very interesting and comprehensive. Ms. Gabaldon has captured characters, places and times as if she actually lived them! In the Oulandish Companion, she lets the light shine into the creation of her great literary characters (namely Claire and Jamie). This is a must have for those who love the Outlander series! If you have any questions or curiosities, this book will help you understand the complexities of Diana Gabaldon's writing. There are detailed synopsis, cast of characters, family trees (you must admit, you too get confuse about who is who's descendent!), a pronunciation guide, and, perhaps most importantly, is the excerpts of future books.