Synopses & Reviews
The brave Iberians are holding out against Julius Caesar, like Asterix and his friends. So when Chief Huevos y Bacon's son is taken hostage, who better to recuse him than the Gauls? Taking him home to Hispania, now Spain, they tangle with the tourist industry and flamenco, and face a wild aurochs in the arena - or bullring. And can it be true? Cacofonix finds a fan in little Pepe!
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.--THE TIMES
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
When the Romans take Huevos y Baconand#8217;s son hostage, they discover that Little Pepe is a terrible handful. So maybe the legionnaires wonand#8217;t mind so much when Asterix and Obelix save him. But along the way thereand#8217;s lots of adventure, with Asterix inventing the art of bullfighting.
When the Romans take Huevos y Bacon's son hostage, they discover that Little Pepe is a terrible handful. So maybe the legionnaires won't mind so much when Asterix and Obelix save him. But along the way there's lots of adventure, with Asterix inventing the art of bullfighting.
About 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.