Sophie's World

Written byJostein Gaarder Paulette Møller

Published in

About "Sophie's World"

An alternative cover for this ISBN can be found hereOne 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.

  • Philosophy
  • Fiction
  • Classics
  • Young Adult
  • Novels
  • Fantasy
  • Literature
  • Contemporary
  • Unfinished
  • Scandinavian Literature
  • Buxtehuder Bulle (1996)
  • Premio Bancarella (1995)
  • Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for Jugendbuch (1994)
  • Prix des libraires du Québec for Lauréats hors Québec (1996)
  • دار المنى
  • Literaturpreis der Jury der jungen Leser for Jugendbuch (1997)
  • Premio San Clemente for Novela Estranxeira (1996)
  • Prime Minister of Pakistan's Award for Literature
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