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    • ISBN:9780752866055
    • Publication date:21 Apr 2005
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Asterix The Gaul

Album 1

By René Goscinny
Illustrated by Albert Uderzo

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The first album chronicling the much-loved adventures of Asterix and friends.

The year is 50BC, and all Gaul is occupied. Only one small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. But how much longer can Asterix, Obelix and their friends resist the mighty Roman legions of Julius Caesar? Anything is possible, with a little cunning plus the druid Getafix's magic potions! Their effects can be truly hair-raising...

Biographical Notes

Rene Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, and spent most of his childhood in Argentina, before eventually moving to Paris in 1951. He died in 1977. Albert Uderzo was born in 1927 in a small village in Marne, France. He met Rene Goscinny in 1951 and on 29 October 1959 their most famous creation, Asterix, made his first appearance on page 20 of Pilote. ASTERIX THE GAUL, their first album, was published in 1961 and there have now been 35 Asterix albums.

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  • ISBN: 9780752866048
  • Publication date: 15 Apr 2004
  • Page count: 48
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
As for the English adaptations of Asterix, they represent a real triumph of the translator's art. Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge have finessed every allusion and tweaked every joke, so that their cascading English verbal wit seems to come straight from the heart of the original books — Boyd Tonkin, THE INDEPENDENT
A cartoon drawn with such supreme artistry, and a text layered with such glorious wordplay, satire and historical and political allusion that no reader should ever feel like they've outgrown it...It is absurd that these wonderful books were ever out of print, and it's great to have them back — Andrew Mueller, TIME OUT
If you're new to the indomitable Gauls, our favourite is Asterix in Britain, for its wry wit lampooning the Brits — IRELAND ON SUNDAY
There are plenty of Latin quips and snippets of Roman history, but enough low puns to make the stories as enjoyable as ever — EVENING STANDARD
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