Sophie's world : a novel about the history of philosophy /

by Gaarder, Jostein, 1952-; Møller, Paulette..
Type: Book
Series: FSG classics .
FSG classics .
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007, c1994 .Edition: Pbk. ed .Description: xi, 518 p. ; 21 cm .General Note: Includes index ; Includes Reader's group guide .Summary: One day fourteen-year-old Sophie Amundsen comes home from school to find in her mailbox two notes, with one question on each: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" From that irresistible beginning, Sophie becomes obsessed with questions that take her far beyond what she knows of her Norwegian village. Through those letters, she enrolls in a kind of correspondence course, covering Socrates to Sartre, with a mysterious philosopher, while receiving letters addressed to another girl. Who is Hilde? And why does her mail keep turning up? To unravel this riddle, Sophie must use the philosophy she is learning--but the truth turns out to be far more complicated than she could have imagined ; Finding two thought-inducing philosophical questions in her mailbox, Sophie enrolls in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher, and begins receiving some equally strange letters .ISBN: 0374530718; 9780374530716.Uniform titles: Sofies verden. English .Related Subjects: Philosophy -- History -- Fiction | Teenage girls -- Norway -- Fiction | Norway -- Fiction
Item type Library Shelving Location Collection Call Number Status Date Due
Book, 21 Days Book, 21 Days Main Library Main Collection BOOK - Print books. PT 8951.17 .A17 S6413 2007 (Browse Shelf) Available

Includes index.

Includes Reader's group guide.

One day fourteen-year-old Sophie Amundsen comes home from school to find in her mailbox two notes, with one question on each: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" From that irresistible beginning, Sophie becomes obsessed with questions that take her far beyond what she knows of her Norwegian village. Through those letters, she enrolls in a kind of correspondence course, covering Socrates to Sartre, with a mysterious philosopher, while receiving letters addressed to another girl. Who is Hilde? And why does her mail keep turning up? To unravel this riddle, Sophie must use the philosophy she is learning--but the truth turns out to be far more complicated than she could have imagined.

Finding two thought-inducing philosophical questions in her mailbox, Sophie enrolls in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher, and begins receiving some equally strange letters.

Other Editions of this Work

Sophie's world : by Gaarder, Jostein, ©1994

Boulevard Books, (New York :) xii, 523 p. 18 cm.


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