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

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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

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 Sophie's World, and several others since then. He lives in Oslo with his family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781427200877
Author:
Gaarder, Jostein
Publisher:
MacMillan Audio
Translator:
Moller, Paulette
Read by:
Vance, Simon
Read:
Vance, Simon
Author:
Mller, Paulette
Author:
Vance, Simon
Author:
Møller, Paulette
Author:
Moller, Paulette
Author:
Carr, Jane
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 hrs, 15 cds
Dimensions:
5.79 x 5.3 x 1.985 in
Media Run Time:
080

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