Asterix speaks English - Great-Britain


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Translator(s)
Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge [1-36]; Adriana Hunter [37-]
Obelix's Motto
These Romans are crazy!
Links
A few of the Gauls ...
Dossier English/American, comparing editions.
Asterix.com , Official website - English version.
Orion / Hachette Childrens - Publisher
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) Dar-int Dar-int2 Knight-b&w Morrow Orion (2)
  2. Asterix and Cleopatra [6] (1969) Knight-b&w Morrow Canada Agostini Dar-int Dar-int2 Orion (2)
  3. Asterix the gladiator [4] (1969) Hod-Dar Knight-b&w Dar-int Orion (2)
  4. Asterix in Britain [8] (1970) Knight-b&w Dar-int Dar-int2 Orion film Orion(2)
  5. Asterix the legionary [10] (1970) Knight-b&w Hod-Dar Dar-int Orion
  6. Asterix in Spain [14] (1971) Dar-int Orion (2)
  7. Asterix and the big fight [7] (1971) Knight B&W Hod-Dar Dar-int Orion (2)
  8. Asterix and the Roman agent [15] (1972) Dar-int Orion (2)
  9. Asterix at the Olympic games [12] (1972) B&W Prado Orion (2)
  10. Asterix in Switzerland [16] (1973) Knight Dar-int Orion (2)
  11. The mansions of the gods [17] (1973) Knight Dar-int Orion
  12. Asterix and the laurel wreath [18] (1974) Dar-int Orion
  13. Asterix and the Goths [3] (1974) Knight Hod-Dar Hod-Dar2 Dar-int Orion (2)
  14. Asterix and the soothsayer [19] (1975) Hod-Dar Orion (2)
  15. Asterix and the golden sickle [2] (1975) Hod-Dar2 Dar-int Dar-int2 Orion (2)
  16. Asterix and the great crossing [22] (1976) Knight Dar-int Orion (2)
  17. Asterix and the cauldron [13] (1976) Orion (2)
  18. Asterix and the chieftain's shield [11] (1977) Dar-int Orion (2)
  19. Asterix and Caesar's gift [21] (1977) Hod-Dar Dar-int Orion
  20. Asterix and the Normans [9] (1978) Hod-Dar Orion (2)
  21. Obelix and Co. [23] (1978) Orion (2)
  22. Asterix and the banquet [5] (1979) Dar-int Orion (2)
  23. Asterix in Corsica [20] (1979) Orion (2)
  24. Asterix in Belgium [24] (1980) Prado Dar-int Orion (2)
  25. Asterix and the great divide [25] (1981) Orion (2)
  26. Asterix and the black gold [26] (1982) Orion (2)
  27. Asterix and son [27] (1983) Orion2
  28. Asterix and the magic carpet [28] (1988) Orion (2)
  29. Asterix and the secret weapon [29] (1991) Orion (2)
  30. Asterix and Obelix all at sea [30] (1996) Orion (2)
  31. Asterix and the actress [31] (2001) Orion2
  32. Asterix and the Class Act [32] (2003) Orion2
  33. Asterix and the falling sky [33] (10.2005) Design Orion2
  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 Chariot Race [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: 26 February 2018