Signed first printing of the first book in the famous series about a former British WII-combat nurse who travels back in time to 18th-century Scotland.
Fine in fine jacket.
"When we sold Outlander, the publisher held onto the book for 18 months, trying to figure out what to sell it as." – Gabaldon
Difficult to categorize, Gabaldon's first book mixes the historical novel with the nurse romance to wildly successful results. The book is reminiscent of mega-bestsellers by Ken Follett and Jean Auel, with a fully realized historical setting (just before the Jacobite rising of 1745 – inspired by a DOCTOR WHO episode), but with heavier doses of eroticism from the central romance and existential inquiry from the science fiction/time travel elements. Winner of the Romance Writers of America RITA Award for the Best Book of the Year, it is the beginning of one of the bestselling series of all time, with a beloved ongoing television adaptation. A fine copy.
Read more: Gabaldon, official website, "About the Books."
(New York): Delacorte Press, (1991). 9.25'' x 6''. Original quarter black cloth, red paper boards, gilt-lettered spine. In original unclipped ($20.00 U.S./$25.00 Can.) embossed pictorial dust jacket designed by Barbara Van Buskirk with illustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft and hand-lettering by Ron Zinn. , 627,  pages. Signed by Gabaldon in blue ink on title page.
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