Companion to Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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 past isn't dead. It isn't even the past," William Faulker wrote.The Southern Reporter constitutes a report on the collisions between a present that cannot find its voice and a past that reaches out incessantly into the lives of contemporary men and women. An old Louisiana lawyer finds himself in California seeking a missing heir who is a physicist, musician, doctor, theologian-and a leader of a crazed and murderous santanistic cult. A childless retired couple prepares treats for Halloween's children-only to find that the "children" have taken on the character of their terrifying costumes. An elderly lawyer, dying of cancer, is forced to recall an even greater pain and finds his own kind of salvation in the remembrance of love. A court reporter, who has spent his life recording the crimes and affairs of others, at last cannot stand the flood of evil and visits his own justice on a man the jury has found innocent of rape. A young boy is caught between his high-spirited, hell-raising uncle and the deadly civilizing force of his mother. The Southern Reporter penetrates the façade of contemporary life, looking for its roots in the past -- not simply the past of its people but the looming imaginary structure of western history, against which all of us lead our lives -- and die our deaths. The search for images of order and the loss of them constitute the meaning of The Southern Reporter.
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 author of three novels, four collections of poetry, and numerous screenplays for television and film, John William Corrington was perhaps at his finest with the short story. Compiled from three volumes of short fiction and one previously uncollected story, The Collected Stories of John William Corrington brings together the work of a craftsman whose stories tell of the violence and mercy of the human spirit, of the fine line between law and justice, and of times gone by that.
"El título del libro recoge de manera muy acertada el espíritu de la obra, la cual reúne un conjunto de artículos que reflejan el quehacer lingüístico de sus autores. El volumen cubre los más variados aspectos del estudio del lenguaje a través de sus cinco secciones: Fonética, fonología y entonación; Gramática; Léxico y semántica; Discurso y pragmática; Historia, sociedad, teoría y metodología."--P. 4 of cover.
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Containing roughly 850 entries about Spanish-language literature throughout the world, this expansive work provides coverage of the varied countries, ethnicities, time periods, literary movements, and genres of these writings. • Contains roughly 850 A–Z entries related to Spanish-language literature and related topics throughout the world, from the Middle Ages up to the present day • Includes contributions from nearly 200 scholars from the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia • Provides bibliographies containing major English-language print reference works, free electronic sources with peer-reviewed information, major academic websites, and well-established electronic journals • Contains an extended glossary of literary and cultural terms such as "subaltern" and basic cultural features of Hispanic society, such as "el barrio" and "Negrismo" • Includes a chronological appendix containing entries organized by date