£10.49
  • RRP: £14.99
  • You Save: £4.50 (30%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 9 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Asterix Omnibus 1: Asteri... has been added to your Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Asterix Omnibus 1: Asterix the Gaul, Asterix and the Golden Sickle, Asterix and the Goths Paperback – 7 Jul 2011

4.9 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
£10.49
£7.51 £8.72

Four for £10 on Sticker & Activity Books
Add four selected titles to your basket and checkout to receive your discount. Shop now

Back to School: Sponsored by Papermate
Shop for all of your back to school essentials: stationary, uniforms, shoes and more. See more
£10.49 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 9 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • Asterix Omnibus 1: Asterix the Gaul, Asterix and the Golden Sickle, Asterix and the Goths
  • +
  • Asterix Omnibus 2: Asterix the Gladiator, Asterix and the Banquet, Asterix and Cleopatra
  • +
  • Asterix Omnibus 4: Asterix the Legionary, Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield, Asterix at the Olympic Games
Total price: £38.91
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Children's Books (7 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444004239
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444004236
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.3 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Review

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"

Book Description

A special collector's edition of three Asterix stories - ASTERIX THE GAUL, ASTERIX AND THE GOLDEN SICKLE and ASTERIX AND THE GOTHS - in one volume

See all Product Description

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
43
4 star
3
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 46 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
Asterix made his first appearance over 50 years ago in a little known French comic, and the indomitable little Gaul is still fighting strong to this day. In this collection Albert Uderzo and the late Rene Goscinny present his first ever adventures: Asterix the Gaul, Asterix and the Golden Sickle, and Asterix and the Goths.

Each adventure is fun to read, but by far my favourite is Asterix and the Goths, where the Gaul and his huge friend (and part time Menhir deliverer) Obelix go to Germania and cause havoc. Every tale is wonderfully illustrated by Uderzo, while the prose by Goscinny manages to cram in plenty of puns, wordplay, and satire - much of it aimed at France's neighbours.

Long time fans of the series, including adults who have long since lost their childhood versions of the books, might be tempted to get these brilliant omnibus editions; but I'm also sure that children and newcomers will enjoy these tales as well, as they haven't dated much despite their age.

By Toutatis, you'll have some fun with these stories!
2 Comments 20 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This book combines the first three Asterix adventures into one volume, thus it is the ideal place to start if you're new to his stories.

The first is Asterix the Gaul which introduces many of the themes that follow in the following 30-odd books: the premise of a Gaulish village resisting against the might of the Roman army; the Romans getting a good biffing from those villagers whenever they attempt to take it; Asterix's craftiness; the magic potion as produced by the druid, Getafix, that gives those who drink it great strength; Obelix who has permanently high levels of strength due to falling into the potion as a boy and he can never have it again as the consequences would be tragic, yet he does want it; Obelix's love of wild boar...

The story is good too. It tells the tale of the Romans sending a spy into the village to find out where their great strength comes from which leads to a kidnap plot on the druid, and Asterix gets involved too, but all ends happily with a great banquet to celebrate (another theme carried through into the other books).

The drawings themselves are a little cruder and less refined than the later books, which is understandable given this is the first.

The second is Asterix and the Golden Sickle. Getafix the druid breaks his golden sickle so Asterix and Obelix need to travel to get it from the only sickle maker Getafix considers worthy. That means a trip to faraway Lutetia (Paris). Trouble is that when they arrive the sickle maker can't be found and the only golden sickles they can buy are on the black market at over-inflated and unaffordable prices. This is all bad news because Getafix needs it urgently for the imminent annual druid conference.
Read more ›
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Sebastian Palmer TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 Jan. 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Having years ago given away all my once treasured Tintin and Asterix books, I've subsequently re-acquired all the Tintin titles. Now I'm going to do likewise with Asterix. This 1st Omnibus allows me to do so in a pleasingly efficient manner.

And how wonderfully enjoyable this re-acquaintance - after a separation of approx two decades - is proving. The three stories collected here, Asterix The Gaul, Asterix & The Golden Sickle, and Asterix & The Goths still enchant, delight and amuse. They appear to have been somewhat updated: in Asterix The Gaul it looks like the artwork itself has been redrawn, and across all three the translations - names and puns - aren't 100% as I recall them.

But despite the very slight changes, the key thing is, for me, that these remain as delightful to me now as they did when first they charmed me, which is going back over three decades now! I look forward to extending my (re)collection!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I bought this book for my 11 year old son because I loved Asterix as a child. I wasn't sure what he would make of it though. In fact, he loves it every bit as much as I did, and pointed out about three nanoseconds after he finished it that this was only the first three stories and please could he have some more. I've taken sneaky peeks at his copy when he's not looking, and found myself laughing all over again at the ridiculous antics of Asterix, his pals and all the wonderfully named characters. Long may he reign.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Having been an avid Asterix fan as a child, I felt it time to introduce my daughter to the wonderful world of ancient Gaul. My brother had owned the whole collection as a child & passed them on to my older son, who was far too young to appreciate them at the time (hence waiting until my daughter was 14) & ended up destroying them all! So I decided to start a new collection & as it worked out cheaper to but them in omnibus form, went for this. I told my son I was getting his sister these & he had a "mock" tantrum, so I've ended up buying 2 of them so he can start collecting them again aswell (he is 23 & working so he can pay or the rest himself!). I personally can't wait to read them all again & will probably end up buying them all just so I can read them!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I loved reading Asterix as a child. I remember it making me laugh. My 8 yr old nephew enjoys history and is an avid reader so I brought him the first 3 books for Christmas. I knew he had never heard of Asterix and he didnt appear ovelry excited when he opened it. However I have been told he now can't put it down. It has become his go to bed time read. Apparently he was up reading till 10pm recently. A definate hit and im so glad I thought to introduce him to these wonderful adventures. Have just purchased the next 3 books for him.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Feedback