In this special collectors´ edition, three great Asterix albums are collected in one fabulous volume for the first time ever. In ASTERIX AND THE ACTRESS, Asterix and Obelix celebrate their joint birthday party - and some surprise guests have been invitied! ASTERIX AND THE CLASS ACT contains 14 stories, including tales of the day Asterix and Obelix were born (in the middle of a village fist fight). In ASTERIX AND THE FALLING SKY, the Gauls´ one fear - that the sky may fall on their heads - looks like it might come true... There is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends.
The Pilgrim of Hate: As the pilgrims gather at Shrewsbury, in distant Winchester a knight has been murdered. Among the throng of pilgrims, some strange customers indeed begin to puzzle Brother Cadfael, and as events unfold it becomes clear that the murder is a much less remote affair that it first seemed. An Excellent Mystery: In 1141 England is still torn by civic strife. Among the victims of the carnage is the Abbey of Hyde Meade, totally destroyed. But as its brothers attempt to rebuild their lives, old wounds are re-opened, painfully relived and harsh deeds committed. Only Brother Cadfael can ultimately distinguish between victim, innocent and guilty party. The Raven in the Foregate: Abbot Radulfus returns from London, bringing with him a priest for the vacant living of the Holy Cross (known as the Foregate)- a man of scholarship and discipline, but not humility. When he is found drowned in the millpond, suspicion is cast in many directions... and only the perseverance of Brother Cadfael can unravel the threads that lead to the murderer.
This special collectors´ edition features books thirteen to fifteen in one fabulous volume. In ASTERIX AND THE CAULDRON, Asterix is guarding a cauldron of money when the cash disappears! He and Obelix try gladiatorial contests, theatrical performances, even bank robbery to regain the money. Chief Huevos y Bacon´s son is taken hostage in ASTERIX IN SPAIN. Asterix and Obelix go to his rescue, but taking him home means tangling with the tourist industry, flamenco, and a wild aurochs in the bullring! In ASTERIX AND THE ROMAN AGENT, Caesar sends Agent Tortuous Convolvulus to make the Gauls suspect each other of teachery! Can Asterix and friends outwit the wily Convolvulus? There is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends.
In this special collectors´ edition, books ten to twelve are brought together in one fabulous volume. In ASTERIX THE LEGIONARY, Obelix is in love - but the lovely Panacea is engaged to Tragicomix, a conscript in the Roman army. Asterix and Obelix must join up to resue him. In ASTERIX AND THE CHIEFTAIN´S SHIELD, Caesar plans to hold a triumph using the shield of his defeated enemy, Vercingetorix, but the shielf is missing! Romans and Gauls race to track it down. The athletes of the ancient world assemble in ASTERIX AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES. Asterix and the Gauls enter the games, but magic potion is banned! Can our friends win without it? There is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends.
Excerpt from The Omnibus: A Farce in One Act; Also the Stage Business, Casts of Characters, Costumes, Relative Positions, Etc ´´The Omnibus, or, A Convenient Distance,´´ is an adaptation from an old and once popular farce called ´´Cherry Bounce,´´ and was produced during the zenith of Power´s fame, with his alterations, at Drury Lane Theatre. The original cast of this trifle was what might have been called, in theatrical parlance, a strong one - comprising the names of W. Planchard as Ledger, Bartley as Mr. Dobbs, Little Keeley as his hopeful, free-and-easy son and heir, Tom Dobbs, and the gifted Power as Pat Rooney - and it required all this latter talented artist´s powers to make the blundering, good-natured, mischief-making, impertinent domestic, the feature of the farce. In this country there have been, and are several delineators of Irish character, who occasionally figure as Pat Rooney. Among the best, we must class John Brougham and Barney Williams - the one, an established and well-deserved favorite; the other, a talented, industrious, popular, and fast-rising actor. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
In this special collector´s edition, books nineteen to twenty-one are brought together in one fabulous volume. In ASTERIX AND THE SOOTHSAYER, a sinister figure arrives in the Gaulish village. Prolix claims to be a soothsayer and the villagers believe every word he says, but Asterix isn´t convinced... The Corsican chieftain, Boneywasawarriorwayayix, needs Asterix and Obelix´s help to foil the evil designs of Praetor Perfidius and oppose Julius Caesar´s army in ASTERIX IN CORSICA. In ASTERIX AND CAESAR´S GIFT, Legionary Tremensdelirius gets the title deeds to the Gaulish village as a bonus - then swaps them with tavern landlord Orthopaedix for a drink. But Asterix and his friends aren´t keen to hand over their village! There is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends.