The Asterix books represent the very summit of our achievement as a literary race. In Asterix one finds all of human life. The fact that the books were written originally in French is no matter. I have read them all in many languages and, like all great literature, they are best in English. Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge, Asterix's translators since the very beginning, have made great books into eternal flames.THE TIMES
Obelix and Coby Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, Derek Hockridge, Anthea Bell
Watch out! Julius Caesar has devised his most cunning attack yet on the indomitable Gauls. He has sent Caius Preposterus, a graduate of the Latin School of Economics, to corrupt them by introducing big business into their little town. But will wealth and success bring the Gauls happiness...or trouble?
Meet the Author
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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For Asterix fans, this is another hilarious tale of the Romans trying yet again to find a way to conquer ALL Gaul! If you've never read Asterix b4, start w/ Asterix the Gaul. Enjoy:) For the uninitiated, Asterix comics are set in the ancient Roman world, during the reign of Julius Caesar, and are full of puns and crazy humour. A great stress reliever.