Asterix Omnibus: Asterix the Gaul, Asterix and the Golden Sickle, Asterix and the GothsPaperback Asterix Omnibus
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- Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- Format: Paperback | 152 pages
- Dimensions: 216mm x 286mm x 10mm | 662g
- Publication date: 18 October 2011
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1444004239
- ISBN 13: 9781444004236
- Illustrations note: chiefly col. Illustrations
- Sales rank: 3,286
In this special collectors' edition, the first three Asterix stories are collected in one fabulous volume. In ASTERIX THE GAUL, we join Asterix, Obleix and co as they try to defend one small village in Gaul from the mighty legionaires of Rome who surround them. Disaster strikes the Gaulish village in ASTERIX AND THE GOLDEN SICKLE, as Getafix the druid has broken his golden sickle which means no more magic potion. In ASTERIX AND THE GOTHS, Getafix is kidnapped by the Goths so Asterix and Obelix have to ride to the rescue. There is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends.
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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 34 Asterix albums.
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"