Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Mar 20, 2007 - Fiction - 544 pages

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.

 

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I FEEL LIKE LOTS OF NON-READERS GOT INTO BOOKS THROUGH HP. I STILL REMEMBER I HAD LIKE $20 THAT I WAS GOING TO USE TO BUY A SINGLE BOOK AND I HAD A HARD TIME DECIDING BETWEEN HP AND SOPHIE'S WORLD. I ... Read full review

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Socrates
Athens
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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.

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