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Sophie's World

A Novel About the History of Philosophy

FSG Classics

Author: Jostein Gaarder; Translated by Paulette Møller

Sophie's World

Sophie's World

About This Book

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a...

Page Count
544
On Sale
03/20/2007

Book Details

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

Imprint Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN

9781466804272

Reading Guide

In The News

“First, think a beginner's guide to philosophy . . . Next, imagine a fantasy novel--something like a modern-day version of Through the Looking Glass. Meld these disparate genres, and what do you get? Well, what you get is an improbable international bestseller . . . [A] tour de force.” —Time

“This book contains a novel mantra for those days when the world gets in your face.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Extraordinary…read it for yourself.” —Newsweek

“A simply wonderful, irresistible book...a cross between Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy and Alice in Wonderland.” —Daily Telegraph

Sophie's World is sheer delight. How I wish I'd had it during my college freshman survey of philosophy!” —Madeleine L'Engle

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