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Asterix and the Goths: Album 3 Paperback – 21 Apr 2005
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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 OUT"
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" -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
The third album chronicling the much-loved adventures of Asterix and friends.See all Product description
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It begins with Getafix competing against his peers at the druids contest, and winning. Then we are introduced to the Goths, a warrior race bent on conquest but somewhat lacking in brains. Having spied on the druids contest, they kidnap Getafix for his magic potion.
Things don't turn out as planned for the Goths, as Asterix, Obelix and Getafix manipulate the different Gothic tribes to turn on each other. First, with the magic potion, and then without it. The Goths are too dense and busy fighting each other to notice the effects wearing off!
This leads to mayhem in Germania that lasts for years, keeping them out of Gaul. A brilliant story.
The French is not particularly easy, and you will miss many of the puns (unless your French is much better than mine) but there are moments of pure hilarity, that make the effort well worthwhile.
I believe that TintinLe Secret De La Licorne (Les aventures de Tintin)is easier to read, but find Asterix more fun. It is a matter of personal preference.
A great story with the Goths talking in Gothic text, and lots of humour too what with all the running battles going on and such. The village feast scene returns at the end too. A classic Asterix tale.
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bought as a gift for my partner he loves it. Thanks ! Great speedy delivery and book in perfect condition.Published 14 months ago by zoe clarke
Bought these for my little lad, shame he cant read them yet, thats my excuse anyway.Published on 3 May 2015 by Michael F.
it ws actualy good the book is about astrix nd the goths.the goths are really cool i like whitestripe he is cool and also in gremlinsPublished on 8 Feb. 2015 by LBB
purchased as a christmas present so cant comment on the book itself but the service was good and fast even though it was the christmas period.Published on 1 Jan. 2013 by Joy Thornby
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