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Sophie's World

by Jostein Gaarder

Sophie's World Synopsis

When 14-year-old Sophie encounters a mysterious mentor who introduces her to philosophy, mysteries deepen in her own life. Why does she keep getting postcards addressed to another girl? Who is the other girl? And who, for that matter, is Sophie herself? To solve the riddle, she uses her new knowledge of philosophy, but the truth is far stranger than she could have imagined. A phenomenal worldwide bestseller, SOPHIE'S WORLD sets out to draw teenagers into the world of Socrates, Descartes, Spinoza, Hegel and all the great philosophers. A brilliantly original and fascinating story with many twists and turns, it raises profound questions about the meaning of life and the origin of the universe.

Sophie's World Press Reviews

A unique popular classic * THE TIMES * A simply wonderful, irresistible book * DAILY TELEGRAPH *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781858815305
Publication date: 11th August 1997
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 496 pages
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Jostein Gaarder

JOSTEIN GAARDER was born in Oslo in 1952. SOPHIE'S WORLD, the first of his books to be published in English, has been translated into 60 languages and has sold over 40 million copies. He is the author of many other bestselling, beloved novels and children's books. He lives in Oslo with his family.

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