The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
  1. $16.77 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Love Me Back

    Merritt Tierce 9780385538077

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$9.95
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Literature- A to Z

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

by

Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy Cover

ISBN13: 9780374266424
ISBN10: 0374266425
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $9.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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 strange--but irresistible--beginning, Sophie becomes obsessed with these and other questions that explore matters both small and large, some that take her mind far beyond what she knows of her family and life in her Norwegian village. Through those letters, she enrolls in a kind of correspondence course, covering Socrates to Sartre, with a mysterious philosopher, while receiving a separate batch of equally unusual letters addressed to another girl. Who is Hilde? And why does her mail keep turning up in Sophie's world? To unravel this riddle, Sophie must make use of the philosophy she is learning--but the truth turns out to be far more complicated than she could have imagined.

 

A 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, having been translated into forty-five languages and with over twenty million copies in print.

Synopsis:

A classic page-turner that explores what it means to live in our modern world, available for the first time as an audiobook

Synopsis:

A 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.

About the Author

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 Sophies World, and several others since then. He lives in Oslo with his family.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

gracie_musica, September 12, 2006 (view all comments by gracie_musica)
Sophie's World is a history lesson disguised as fiction. The author, Jostein Gaarder, wrote the book so his philosophy students could better understand the history of philosophical thought. However, even if you are just interested in a great plot with lots of twists and turns, this book is highly recommended. I would also recommend this book to children as well--it can really teach them how to think about the world around them
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(7 of 15 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374266424
Subtitle:
A Novel About the History of Philosophy
Translator:
Miller, Paulette
Author:
Gaarder, Jostein
Author:
Møller, Paulette
Author:
Vance, Simon
Translator:
Moller, Paulette
Author:
Moller, Paulette
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy -- History -- Fiction.
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 4, no. 1
Publication Date:
20070320
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Index
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.49 x 1.02 in

Other books you might like

  1. Theo's Odyssey Used Hardcover $2.95
  2. A History of Western Philosophy
    Used Trade Paper $10.50
  3. World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval...
    Used Trade Paper $4.50
  4. Conquest of Happiness Used Mass Market $4.50
  5. The Romantic Movement: Sex,... Used Trade Paper $6.50
  6. Chronicle of a Death Foretold
    Used Mass Market $5.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Humanities » Philosophy » Surveys

Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.95 In Stock
Product details 544 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374266424 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A classic page-turner that explores what it means to live in our modern world, available for the first time as an audiobook
"Synopsis" by ,
A 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.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.