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    DescriptionA page-turning novel that is also an exploration of the great philosophical concepts of Western thought, "Sophie's World "has fired the imagination of readers all over the world, with more than twenty million copies in print. 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.


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    Title
    Sophie's World
    Subtitle
    A Novel about the History of Philosophy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jostein Gaarder, Translated by Paulette Moller
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 518
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780374530716
    ISBN 10: 0374530718
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: ENGM3000, ENGL2030, KIND1415
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET190
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCANDN
    DC21: 839.82374
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 27
    DC22: 839.82/374
    Libri: NORW5010
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Libri: PHIL8047
    LC classification: PT8951.17.A17 S6413 2007B
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
    Imprint name
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
    Publication date
    20 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Jostein Gaarder was born in Oslo, Norway, in 1952. He taught high-school philosophy for several years before publishing a collection of short stories in 1986 and, shortly thereafter, his first two novels, "The Solitaire Mystery" and "Sophie's World," and several others since then. He lives in Oslo with his family.
    Review quote
    "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