“Asterix and the Great Divide” is a comic book written by Rene Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo, originally published in 1980. It is the 25th book in the “Asterix” series.
The story is set in 50 BC, during the period of the Roman conquest of Gaul. The plot revolves around a great chasm that has split the land of the Gauls in two. The two sides of the divide are fiercely divided and refuse to communicate or interact with each other, each side believing themselves to be the true Gauls.
Asterix and Obelix, the main characters of the series, are sent by their village chief to investigate the divide and find out what caused it. They discover that a misunderstanding between two druids caused the split, and they work to bring the two sides back together.
The book is known for its humorous take on historical events and its use of puns and wordplay. It also explores themes of unity and division, and the importance of communication and understanding in resolving conflicts.
Overall, “Asterix and the Great Divide” is a classic installment in the “Asterix” series, beloved by fans for its wit, charm, and enduring characters.