Asterix speaks English - Great-Britain


Click here for a thumb overview
Click for thumb overview


Translator(s)
Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge
Obelix's Motto
These Romans are crazy!
Links
A few of the Gauls ...
Dossier English/American, comparing editions.
Asterix annotations , Ron Dippold & "Thaths" Chandrasekharan.
Asterix.com , Official website - English version.
orionbooks - Publisher
Alea Jacta Est , Gareth Thomas' Asterix for grown-ups.
International Asterix Forum
Info
Anthea Bell's remarks on the challenge of translating Asterix (web.archive)
wikipedia: English language
wikipedia: Asterix English
Asterix in English
Publisher: Orion
   UK market
  • Brockhampton Press Ltd, UK[albums: 1,3,4,5,6,7,8,10,12,14-19]
  • Knight Books, Brockhampton Press Ltd, UK [albums: 1,4,6,7,8,10,12,14] (half size-edition)
  • Hodder Dargaud, London, United Kingdom [albums: 1-27]
  • Hodder and Stoughton [albums: 1-30]
  • P.B.S. Limited Victoria Mills, Manchester, UK [albums: 1,4,7,8,10,14] ('Total' edition)
  • Orion Children's Books [albums: 1-34] (recent)
Outside UK
  • Hodder Daurgaud Canada Ltée [albums: 1-24] (Canadian market)
  • William Morrow and Company, INC New York, USA [albums: 1,6,10] (USA market)
  • Macmillan Publishing Company Inc., New York, USA (USA market)
  • Dargaud Publishing International Ltd., USA [albums: 1-24] (USA market)
  • Editiones del Prado, Spain [albums: 1-24] (for Spanish market)
  • Istituto geografico De Agostini S.p.A., Novara, Italy [albums: 1-24] (for Italian market)


  1. Asterix the Gaul [1] (1969) Dargaud-int Dargaud-int2 Knight-b&w WMorrow Orion
  2. Asterix and Cleopatra [6] (1969) Knight-b&w Morrow Canada Agostini Dargaud-int Dargaud-int2 Orion
  3. Asterix the gladiator [4] (1969) Hodder-Dargaud Knight-b&w Dargaud-int Orion
  4. Asterix in Britain [8] (1970) Knight-b&w Dargaud-int Dargaud-int2 Orion film
  5. Asterix the legionary [10] (1970) Knight-b&w Dargaud-int Orion
  6. Asterix in Spain [14] (1971) Dargaud-int Orion
  7. Asterix and the big fight [7] (1971) Knight B&W Dargaud-int Orion
  8. Asterix and the Roman agent [15] (1972) Dargaud-int Orion
  9. Asterix at the Olympic games [12] (1972) B&W Prado Orion
  10. Asterix in Switzerland [16] (1973) Knight Dargaud-int Orion
  11. The mansions of the gods [17] (1973) Knight Dargaud-int Orion
  12. Asterix and the laurel wreath [18] (1974) Dargaud-int Orion
  13. Asterix and the Goths [3] (1974) Knight Hodder-Dargaud Hodder-Dargaud2 Dargaud-int Orion
  14. Asterix and the soothsayer [19] (1975) Orion
  15. Asterix and the golden sickle [2] (1975) Dargaud-int Dargaud-int2 Orion
  16. Asterix and the great crossing [22] (1976) Knight Dargaud-int Orion
  17. Asterix and the cauldron [13] (1976) Orion
  18. Asterix and the chieftain's shield [11] (1977) Dargaud-int Orion
  19. Asterix and Caesar's gift [21] (1977) Hodder-Dargaud Dargaud-int Orion
  20. Asterix and the Normans [9] (1978) Orion
  21. Obelix and Co. [23] (1978) Orion
  22. Asterix and the banquet [5] (1979) Dargaud-int Orion
  23. Asterix in Corsica [20] (1979) Orion
  24. Asterix in Belgium [24] (1980) Prado Dargaud-int Orion
  25. Asterix and the great divide [25] (1981) Orion
  26. Asterix and the black gold [26] (1982) Orion
  27. Asterix and son [27] (1983)
  28. Asterix and the magic carpet [28] (1988) Orion
  29. Asterix and the secret weapon [29] (1991) Orion
  30. Asterix and Obelix all at sea [30] (1996) Orion
  31. Asterix and the actress [31] (2001)
  32. Asterix and the Class Act [32] (2003)
  33. Asterix and the falling sky [33] (10.2005) Design
  34. Asterix and Obelix's Birthday [34] 'The Golden Book' (10.2009)
  35. Asterix and the Picts [35] (10.2013)
  36. Asterix and the missing scroll [36] (10.2015)
  37. Asterix and the Race through Italy [37] (10.2017)

Note that the back cover lists more than these titles, such as film editions The twelve tasks of Asterix, Asterix versus Caesar, Operation Getafix) and game books. Dates are "year of translation" from "the complete guide to Asterix" (they do not match the order of books from the backcover.

The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well not entirely! One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. And life is not easy for the Roman legionaries who garrison the fortified camps of Totorum, Aquarium, Laudanum and Compendium...

Last update of this page: 05 April 2017