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    • ISBN:9780752866109
    • Publication date:15 Apr 2004
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Asterix The Gladiator

Album 4

By René Goscinny
Illustrated by Albert Uderzo

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The fourth album chronicling the adventures of Asterix and friends - now available in ebook format for the first time in English!

When Cacofonix the bard is taken to Rome as a present for Julius Caesar, Asterix and Obelix set out to rescue him, sailing with master salesman Ekonomikrisis, the Phoenician merchant. How do our Gaulish friends come to end up training as gladiators? The next Games in the Circus Maximus are not quite what Caesar and the Roman public expect...

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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  • Publication date: 02 Jan 2014
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  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
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