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2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom, the (2004) [Omnibus Volume]
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Series: Professor Dr. von Igelfeld

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The protagonist of Alexander McCall Smithís irresistibly funny trilogy is 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 busmanís 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.

Original title: The 2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumor


The following works are contained within this one:
     At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances (2003) [Novel]
      Author: Alexander McCall Smith
     Portuguese Irregular Verbs (2003) [Novel]
      Author: Alexander McCall Smith
     Finer Points of Sausage Dogs, the (2003) [Novel]
      Author: Alexander McCall Smith

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2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom, the (2004)
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Language: English

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The 2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom (2005)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0676978045
Pages: 400

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2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom, the (2004)

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Publisher: Abacus Books
ISBN: 0349118507
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