Sophie's World

Speculative fiction by Jostein Gaarder

Blurb

Wanting to understand the most fundamental questions of the universe isn't the province of ivory-tower intellectuals alone, as this book's enormous popularity has demonstrated. A young girl, Sophie, becomes embroiled in a discussion of philosophy with a faceless correspondent. At the same time, she must unravel a mystery involving another young girl, Hilde, by using everything she's learning. The truth is far more complicated than she could ever have imagined.

First Published

1991

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shiitake

Shiitake

A mystery story of a girl who receives a lesson on the history of philosophy and discovers different ways of looking at the world. Although I was slightly disappointed by the ending, it was nonetheless a great way to learn about the different philosophers and their way of thinking through Sophie's experience.

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paulinelima

Paulinelima

i absolutely love this book because it has such an easy and beautiful way to tell the journey and discoveries of the famous philosophers

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dieguinhogja

Dieguinhogja

Interesting and magic in my childhood

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Konnichiwa

Konnichiwa

Spannend, lehrreich und ein überaschendes Ende :-).

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