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    René Goscinny(Author) Albert Uderzo(Author)

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Julius Caesar turns to psychological warfare...Tortuous Convolvulus the Roman agent is guaranteed to sow jealousy and discord anywhere. Can he make the Gauls suspect each other of treachery? Has Asterix really sold Rome the secret of the magic potion? And can Asterix, Obelix and Getafix outwit the weedy but wily Convolvulus and get the villagte back to normal?

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.--TIME OUTThe 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

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  • By Girasol 2017 on 17 January 2017

    Child's Christmas Gift; much-appreciated.

  • By m j anderson on 10 February 2014

    This is a tiny edition of this book , the asterix books are printed in the size that they normally are for a good reason, so that you can enjoy Uderzos drawing, in this format you cannot. The size is included in the details but it is so unusual that it is reasonable to expect a seller to point out that they are selling a half-size rip-off. Deceptive by omission.

  • By Mr. M. Jones on 2 June 2015

    It was only through rereading this book in my middle age that I realised how I had absorbed the ideas, phrases and scenes into my own life. To a youngster, this is a glimpse into the adult world, even the political world, and it does leave you a bit wiser about manipulation and influence. In here you can watch women gossip, seeing the stages of it such as the leaning in and whispers, the group mentality. Then there is the fragility of power and how sensitive and paranoid the powerful are. some classic Asterix phrases - they just keep me around because I'm ornamental; I'm dropping the affair on the grounds of total incomprehensibility. Then the artwork - dumb Magnumopus, the chieftain boncing in frustration, and the wonderful battle of the village. It puts a smile on your face and stays in your mind. Classic.

  • By Mr. M. R. B. Allen on 8 December 2007

    Defintely not as good as the best Asterix books but even a second-tier Asterix book warrants four stars

  • By Juliet C Scott on 31 August 2015

    This should not be sold for use on a Kindle device (paperwhite) it is unreadable. I bought for my nephew who likes to read my Kindle when he stays and in order to read it we had to use a magnifying glass. I kid not. Will complain formally as well to Amazon.

  • By Maria Morris on 11 June 2013

    Brilliantly observed characterisation (as always from Goscinny and Uderzo). I read it as a child, and have now bought it for my son (who loves it too)


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