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Asterix and the Great Divide: 25 (Asterix (Orion Paperback)) [Paperback]

Albert Uderzo (text and illustrations)
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20 Feb 2003 Asterix (Orion Paperback)
Can there ever be a happy ending for star-crossed lovers Melodrama and Histionix, whose fathers are rival chieftains of the same village? The only hope is to call in Asterix, Obelix and Getafix to sort out the feud, the intriguing of the sinister traitor Codfix, and the military might of Rome. Watch out for some interesting new magic potions...

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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Asterix; New Ed edition (20 Feb 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752847732
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752847733
  • Product Dimensions: 28.6 x 21.7 x 0.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,313 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The 25th album chronicling the much-loved adventures of Asterix and friends.

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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.

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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Obelix just loves a happy ending 10 Jun 2002
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Asterix and Obelix, along with Getafix set off on adventure 26 to a village not unlike their own, or is it? Something fishy is a foot. The village has been divided, Cleverdix and Majestix both wanting to be chief of the whole village. Can Asterix sort out this civil disorder before the Roman's take them all as slaves? Who will be chief of the village? Will true love win this time?
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Asterix 20 Jun 2001
This was the 1st asterix book I read as a young child, and started the love affair I now have with Asterix. The story is one of love overcoming family differences, and, as you'd expect, Asterix and Obelix sort out evryone's problems with just a little help from their magic potion. Buy this book now!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Typical Asterix wit and humour 21 Nov 2001
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Only in 52BC could you read about the future differences of one people to another. If only everyone read it and learned from its prophetic notions.It marks the first one-way system in the universe
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4.0 out of 5 stars Asterix and the Great Divide 30 Mar 2000
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The humorous depiction of the adventures of the inhabitants of one small village in Gaul, (modern day France) which defies roman occupation in 50 BC with the superhuman power of a magic potion. Its full of beautiful visuals and excellent pun, especially the play of words in conversation and names of characters. Its gentle satire pokes fun on modern life, art and politics with caricatures of Napoleon, Shakespeare, Zorro and even James Bond.
In Asterix and the Great Divide, a village divided by a ditch as well as their chiefs' opinions, with one side going to the Romans and having a hard time as Romans take them as slaves. The chief of the other side sends his son to the little Gaulish village for help. Codefix, a mean and sly Gaul, advices Romans to attack the Gaulish village. He steals a cauldron of magic potion for them and the fun begins with its strange and unexpected effect on Romans!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat dissapointing 29 July 2002
By Gary Selikow - Published on
First published in French in 1980 as `Le Grand Fosse', this album was first published in English in 1981.
Chief Cleverdix sends his son Histrionix to the village by the sea, to call on the aid of Chief Vitalstatistix, to settle a dispute with his rival , Chief Majestix..
Asterix, Obelix and Getafix are as a result sent to the divided village.
This was the first book written by Uderzo alone, and is not one of the best. Much of the humour is recycled from earlier Astérix books, and the attempts at political satire are weak, unlike the superb political satire of `Asterix and Caesar's Gift' for example. Uderzo would later prove that he could however, write, good Asterix comics, with such gems as `Asterix and the Black Gold' and `Asterix and The Magic Carpet'.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not their best but still good 6 Jun 2000
By "bijesh" - Published on
This book , it must be noted, is one of the later asterix adventures and I would have to say it doesn't hold up to the earlier ones penned by Goscinny (This is written and illustrated by Uderzo). Somehow the plot lacks sharpness. But the rest of the stuff is there: the punch lines and the artwork. If you haven't checked out the earlier ones, it may be better to do that first. Its still a valuable addition to the collection though.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Scandalous disappointment: Not the real Asterix 7 Oct 2012
By EarlB - Published on
It all summed up when I realised that this is the first Asterix book written after Rene Goscinny's death. Though Goscinny was only the author, anybody who's read at least a handful of Asterix books can now recognise the role he played in creating Asterix. This book is void of the real Asterix: the main villain is some creepy fish guy; there is a pseudo-romantic sub-plot; Getafix makes some more magic potions that are really weird; the Romans turn into balls and then shrink to the size of insects. The plot has only a remnant of the real Asterix stories.

Gone are the days when Asterix and Obelix can make you laugh - except Asterix and the Black Gold, which is really good despite that Uderzo made it himself (it is a tribute to Goscinny).
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3.0 out of 5 stars First Asterix by Uderzo alone is good but not great 15 Jan 2008
By Andres C. Salama - Published on
This album, who came out originally in 1980, was the first penned by Uderzo alone (his partner Goscinny, who did the scripts while Uderzo did the illustrations, has died in 1977). Clearly, the Goscinny-Uderzo albums are better than those done by Uderzo alone. Still, this is better than some of the other Uderzo albums. The story is about a village in Roman dominated Gaul divided into two camps. There is a Romeo and Juliet like situation with a young man from one of the camps falling for the girl of the opposite camp. Asterix and Obelix become involved to try to mediate the dispute and prevent the Romans from taking advantage of the situation. Good but not great Asterix.
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