Le Grand Duc

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Lucky Luke #40
Le Grand Duc--The Grand Duke'
Cover of the French edition
Date 1973
Series Lucky Luke
Publisher Dargaud
Creative team
Writers Goscinny
Artists Morris
Original publication
Published in Pilote
Date of publication 1973
Language French
Preceded by Chasseur de primes (1972)
Followed by L'Héritage de Rantanplan, (1973)

Le Grand Duc is a Lucky Luke adventure written by Goscinny and illustrated by Morris. It is the fortieth book in the series and it was originally published in French in the year 1973 .


The Russian grand duke Leonid pays a diplomatic visit to the United States, but in order for an important treaty to be completed, he first wants to have a recreational trip through the West, complete with bandits and Indian attacks! Lucky Luke is assigned as a bodyguard to the duke, who is quickly targeted by all sorts of villainous persons - first and foremost a Russian anarchist who tries his best (or worst) to assassinate the grand duke. The story is loosely based on The Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia, who undertook a tour of America in 1870-1871.

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