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Gushing fans of Outlander name it the feminist Game of Thrones. Is it? More action-packed than a romance, this historical time travel narrative soon transforms into a war saga.

Claire delights as the fierce, prickly World War II nurse who falls for Jamie, the sensitive Highlands outlaw. He offers more than a fling or even a timeless love, as he guides the heroine to a deeper level of spirituality. Of course, Diana Gabaldon explores much about modern gender construction. Her heroines shoot pirates, while the Highlanders blend courtly gallantry with bloodthirsty battles. How the books and show address nudity, violence, gender roles, and the elusive female gaze reveals much about the characters, as well as ourselves.

©2014 Valerie Estelle Frankel (P)2016 Valerie Estelle Frankel

What listeners say about Scots, Sassenachs, and Spankings: Feminism and Gender Roles in Outlander

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  • Angelica Soto
  • 19-08-17

I really enjoyed this

Loved this. Loved listening to several different view points. Well written and great over all

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  • Jessica Bender
  • 08-07-21

good book bad narrator

the book was interesting the narrator was not good at all I will not listen to any of her work again.