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Asterix The Gaul
Rene Goscinny
Albert Uderzo
Classification : Graphic Novels & Comics
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Asterix
Page Extent : 48
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780752866055
Price : 499

About the book

Gaul was divided into three parts. No, four parts - for one small village of indomitable Gauls still held out against the Roman invaders.



BOOK 1



When Getafix is kidnapped by the Romans, Asterix penetrates their camp to rescue him with hair-raising results...

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There are plenty of Latin quips and snippets of Roman history, but enough low puns to make the stories as enjoyable as ever>
If you're new to the indomitable Gauls, our favourite is Asterix in Britain, for its wry wit lampooning the Brits>
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>
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>
     
Rene Goscinny
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
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 Pil...(+)