Asterix and the Great Divide

Asterix and the Great Divide 2019-07-09T14:31:00+02:00
Asterix and the Great Divide

Written and illustrated by: Uderzo
Original title: Le Grand Fossé
Published by: Les Editions Albert René
First album edition: 1980

Can there ever be a happy ending for star-crossed lovers Melodrama and Histrionix, whose fathers are rival chieftains of the same village?

The only hope is to call in Asterix, Obelix and Getafix to sort out the feud, the intriguing of the sinister traitor Codfix, and the military might of Rome. Watch out for some interesting new magic potions …

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What the druids have to say about the album

Albert Uderzo has to face a great challenge now that he is alone in creating the adventures. Many had predicted that Asterix would die with René. But Albert has taken up the torch again so as not to disappear in grief. This is an excellent Asterix album. Albert has been moulded by the 26 years of the authors’ work together.

The album draws on references and themes of all kinds: the love story, for instance, recalls Romeo and Juliet, and the great divide, according to the author, is a direct allusion to the Berlin Wall. Other people had seen this as a reference to France being divided into two during the period leading up to François Mitterrand’s election as president.

Albert Uderzo: «It’s a reference to the period in history when I was writing the adventure. I thought it more amusing to convert the wall into a ditch. But what I find amazing is that people have thought it referred to a lot of things, but never to the Berlin Wall. Nobody mentioned it at all. I was given several explanations, such as the split between the Walloons and the Flemish, or others, but never the real reason.»

Character profiles of the album

Various versions of the album

Le grand fossé – Français – Editions Albert René
Le grand fossé – Français – Editions Albert René – La Grande Collection
Der große Graben – Allemand – Egmont Comic Collection
Der große Graben – Allemand – Egmont Comic Collection – Die Utimative Edition
La gran zanja – Espagnol – Salvat
La gran zanja – Espagnol – Salvat La colección
O Grande Fosso – Portugais – ASA
O Grande Fosso – Portugais – A colecção – Salvat
O Grande Fosso – Brésilien (Portugais) – Record
The Great Divide – Anglais – Orion
La gran Raza – Catalan – Salvat
The Great Divide – Anglais – Orion
De broeder-twist – Néerlandais – Editions Albert René
Syvä kuilu – Finnois – Egmont Kustannus OY AB
Asterix e il grande fossato – Italien – Panini Comics
Fossa Alta – Latin – Egmont Ehapa Verlag Berlin
아스테릭스 두 쪽 난 마을 – Asteriks du jjok nan maeul – Coréen – Moonji
Den store grav – Danois – Egmont A/S
Det stora bygrälet – Suédois – Egmont AB
Asteriks Büyük Hendek – Turc – Remzi Kitabevi
Velký Príkop – Tchèque – Egmont CR, Prague
Ch’village copè in II – Picard – Editions Albert René
Gran Kannal La – Créole antillais – Caraïbéditions
Dr grosse Graba – Mundart 01 – Schwäbisch I
Dr gross Grabe – Mundart 05 – Schwyzerdütsch I
Da grosse Grobn – Mundart 08 – Wieneriesch I
Hibbe un Dribbe – Mundart 14 – Hessisch I

Le grand fossé - Français - Editions Albert René Le grand fossé - Français - Editions Albert René - La Grande Collection Der große Graben - Allemand - Egmont Comic CollectionDer große Graben - Allemand - Egmont Comic Collection - Die Utimative EditionLa gran zanja - Espagnol - SalvatLa gran zanja - Espagnol - Salvat La colección O Grande Fosso - Portugais - ASAO Grande Fosso - Portugais - A colecção – SalvatO Grande Fosso - Brésilien (Portugais) - RecordThe Great Divide - Anglais - OrionLa gran Raza - Catalan - SalvatThe Great Divide - Anglais - OrionDe broeder-twist - Néerlandais - Editions Albert RenéSyvä kuilu - Finnois - Egmont Kustannus OY ABAsterix e il grande fossato - Italien - Panini ComicsFossa Alta - Latin - Egmont Ehapa Verlag Berlin아스테릭스 두 쪽 난 마을 - Asteriks du jjok nan maeul - Coréen - MoonjiDen store grav - Danois - Egmont A/SDet stora bygrälet - Suédois - Egmont ABAsteriks Büyük Hendek - Turc - Remzi KitabeviVelký Príkop - Tchèque - Egmont CR, PragueCh'village copè in II - Picard - Editions Albert RenéGran Kannal La - Créole antillais - CaraïbéditionsDr grosse Graba - Mundart 01 - Schwäbisch IDr gross Grabe - Mundart 05 - Schwyzerdütsch IDa grosse Grobn - Mundart 08 - Wieneriesch IHibbe un Dribbe - Mundart 14 - Hessisch I

The bookseller’s corner

Classic paperback collection

N° ISBN : 978-0-75284-773-3
Format : 287 x 216 mm
Pages : 48

Hardback edition

N° ISBN : 978-0-75284-712-2
Format : 287 x 216 mm
Pages : 48