A special collectors' edition of three Aster ix stories - ASTERIX AND THE MAGIC CARPET, ASTERIX AND THE SECRET WEAPON and ASTERIX AND OBELIX ALL AT SEA - in one volume.
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.
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
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