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Verlag: Random House, New York, 2005
ISBN 10: 1400077087 / ISBN 13: 9781400077083
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Verlag: Random House, New York

Erscheinungsdatum: 2005

Einband: Paperback

Zustand: Fine condition

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Cover in color

Auflage: 1st Anchor Books edition


'A Prof. Dr. von Igelfeld entertainment'. Cover design by James Hutcheson. Illustrations by Iain McIntosh. Contents: 1). The principles of tennis. 2). Duels, and how to fight them. 3). Early Irish pornography. 4). Italian matters. 5). Portuguese irregular verbs. 6). Holy man. 7). Dental pain. 8). Death in Venice. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld is the main character in a series of short, humorous novels by Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith. R. Alexander 'Sandy' McCall Smith, (* 1948) is a Rhodesian-born Scottish writer and Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh.128 pag. Size: 20cmx13cm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 028068

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Inhaltsangabe: Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainment- Book 1

The Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainment series slyly skewers academia, chronicling the comic misadventures of the endearingly awkward Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, and his long-suffering colleagues at the Institute of Romantic Philology in Germany.
Readers who fell in love with Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of The No. 1 Ladies? Detective Agency, now have new cause for celebration in the protagonist of these three light-footed comic novels by Alexander McCall Smith. Welcome to the insane and rarified world of Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology. Von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he feels certain he is due?a quest which has the tendency to go hilariously astray.

In Portuguese Irregular Verbs, Professor Dr von Igelfeld learns to play tennis, and forces a college chum to enter into a duel that results in a nipped nose. He also takes a field trip to Ireland where he becomes acquainted with the rich world of archaic Irishisms, and he develops an aching infatuation with a Dentist fatale. Along the way, he takes two ill-fated Italian sojourns, the first merely uncomfortable, the second definitely dangerous.

Umschlagtext: A deliciously entertaining new series by the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The many fans of Precious Ramotswe will find further cause for celebration in the protagonist of Alexander McCall Smith's irresistibly funny trilogy, the eminent (if shamefully under-read) philologist Professor Dr. Mortiz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute at Regensburg. Unnaturally tall, hypersensitive to slights, and oblivious to his own frequent gaucheries, von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he knows is due him.

Portuguese Irregular Verbs follows the Professor from a busman's holiday researching old Irish obscenities to a flirtation with a desirable lady dentist. In The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs, von Igelfeld practices veterinary medicine without a license, transports relics for a schismatically challenged Coptic prelate and is mobbed by marriage-minded widows on board a Mediterranean cruise ship. In At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances, the final novel in the trilogy, we find our hero suffering the slings of academic intrigue as a visiting fellow at Cambridge, and the slings of outrageous fortune in an eventful Columbian adventure.

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