This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Claire Randall - This character, the protagonist of the novel and a World War II nurse, accidentally travels back in time to eighteenth-century Scotland.
Jamie Fraser - This character marries the protagonist of the novel. This character is a strong, highly competent soldier on the run from the British army and seeking protection with the Mackenzie clan.
Frank Randall - This character is the protagonist's original spouse before the protagonist travels back in time. This character spends much time investigating genealogies---a hobby the protagonist tolerates, but does not share.
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