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Title:
The Mansions of the Gods / written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo ; translated by Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge.
Title Variants:
Goscinny and Uderzo present an Asterix adventure
ISBN:
9780752866390
Edition:
Rev. ed.
Publication Information:
London : Orion ; New York : Distributed in the United States of America by Sterling Pub. Co., 2004.
Physical Description:
47 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 30 cm.
Abstract:
When Squaronthehypotenus, the Roman architect, decides to build a modern estate in the Gaulish village to help Caesar crush the Gauls, Asterix turns to the Gauls' secret weapon.
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Summary

Why not infiltrate the little Gaulish village by building a modern housing estate? That's the plan thought up by trendy Roman architect Squaronthehypotenus to help Caesar crush the indomitable Gauls. Will the villagers be tempted by the chance of making money when the first Roman tenants move in? And what about the Gauls' secret weapon. Roll up to see the Roman remains!


Author Notes

Albert Uderzo was born on April 25, 1927 in Fismes, France as Alberto Aleondro Uderzo. In 1940, when he was just 13, he worked for Paris Publishing Society where he learned the basics for his profession - designing text and letters and editing photos. During World War II he worked on a farm and later as a furniture maker with his father. His drawing skills were put aside until 1945 when he entered a comic strip competition and later worked on a cartoon film titled Clic Clac. In the mean time he moved to Paris and worked on the magazine O.K. where he created several comics such as Arys Buck and Belloy. It was then that he met Rene Goscinny and the two worked on new comic book characters like Ompah-pah, Jehan Pistolet and Luc Junior. In 1959 they started a magazine called Pilote aimed at older children. It was the first issue that introduced the character Asterix and it was a big hit. By 1967 the comic became so popular that they decided to devote all their time to the series. Albert Uderzo was the illustator of all thirty Asterix adventures and the writer of the last eight adventures.


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