Asterix and Caesar’s Gift

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Asterix and Caesar's Gift

Written by: Goscinny – Drawings by: Uderzo
Original title: Le Cadeau de César
Published by: Hachette Livre
First album edition: 1974

When Legionary Tremensdelirius gets the title deeds to the little Gaulish village as a bonus, he swaps them with tavern landlord Orthopaedix for a drink. Funnily enough, Asterix and his friends aren’t keen to hand over their village to anyone else.

After a chieftaincy election campaign and a showdown with the Romans, both events fiercely contested, can all still end well?

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What the druids have to say about the album

After the idea of The Mansions of the Gods, René and Albert return with the one of spoiling the Gauls’ lives by playing with a worthless title deed. Here the authors are dealing with eternal values as they continue to create the Asterix legend. The characters are universal. They are us, but better, much better. They are unattractive, and yet at the same time they are inaccessible myths.

Why give away a title deed of a village that doesn’t even have a name? For lack of defeating Gauls full of magic potion on a battlefield, it seems that Caesar is launching into a symbolic war that aims to annexe Asterix’s village to the Roman Empire, at least on an administrative level.

Another battle, political this time, is the election campaign between Vitalstatistix and Orthopaedix. It enables the authors to react in their own way to another confrontation, which sets Mitterrand and Giscard (French presidents) by the ears. They both end up in turn winning the magic cup.

One of General de Gaulle’s ministers once told Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny that, during a Cabinet meeting, the General gave each of his ministers the name of a character from the Gaulish village!

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Various versions of the album

Le cadeau de César – Français – Editions Hachette
Le Cadeau de César – Français – Editions Hachette – La Grande Collection
Das Geschenk Cäsars – Allemand – Egmont Comic Collection
Das Geschenk Cäsars – Allemand – Egmont Comic Collection – Die Utimative Edition
El regalo del Cesar – Espagnol – Salvat
El regalo del Cesar – Espagnol – Salvat La colección
El regal del Cèsar – Catalan – Salvat
O Presente de César – Portugais – ASA
O Presente de César – Portugais – A colecção – Salvat
Asterix and Ceasar’s Gift – Anglais – Orion
Het geschenk van Caesar – Néerlandais – Editions Hachette
Asterix ja Caesarin lahja – Finnois – Egmont Kustannus OY AB
Asterix e il regalo di Cesare – Italien – Panini Comics
Kejserens gave – Danois – Egmont A/S
Asteriks Sezar’in Hediyesi – Turc – Remzi Kitabevi
O Presente de César – Brésilien (Portugais) – Record
Podarunek Cezara – Polonais – Egmont Sp
Cäsarn sinn Jeschenke – Mundart 33 – Thüringisch I
Olls Lai Lolli – Mundart 60 – Sidtiroulerisch III

Le cadeau de César - Français - Editions HachetteLe Cadeau de César - Français - Editions Hachette - La Grande CollectionDas Geschenk Cäsars - Allemand - Egmont Comic CollectionDas Geschenk Cäsars - Allemand - Egmont Comic Collection - Die Utimative EditionEl regalo del Cesar - Espagnol - SalvatEl regalo del Cesar - Espagnol - Salvat La colecciónEl regal del Cèsar - Catalan - SalvatO Presente de César - Portugais - ASAO Presente de César - Portugais - A colecção – SalvatAsterix and Ceasar's Gift - Anglais - OrionHet geschenk van Caesar - Néerlandais - Editions HachetteAsterix ja Caesarin lahja - Finnois - Egmont Kustannus OY ABAsterix e il regalo di Cesare - Italien - Panini ComicsKejserens gave - Danois - Egmont A/SAsteriks Sezar'in Hediyesi - Turc - Remzi KitabeviO Presente de César - Brésilien (Portugais) - RecordPodarunek Cezara - Polonais - Egmont SpCäsarn sinn Jeschenke - Mundart 33 - Thüringisch IOlls Lai Lolli - Mundart 60 - Sidtiroulerisch III

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Classic paperback collection

N° ISBN : 978-0-75286-646-8
Format : 287 x 216 mm
Pages : 48

Hardback edition

N° ISBN : 978-0-75286-645-1
Format : 287 x 216 mm
Pages : 48