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Format:
Book
Title:
Sophie's world : a novel about the history of philosophy
Uniform Title:
Sofies verden. English
ISBN:
9780374530716

9780756990695
Edition:
Paperback edition.
Publication:
New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2007.
Physical Description:
xi, 518 pages ; 21 cm.
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General Note:
Includes index.

Includes reading group guide.

"Originally published in Norwegian under the title Sofies verden copyright ©1991 by H. Aschehoug & Co." -- Title page verso.

"Originally published in English in 1994 in the United states by Farrar, Straus and Giroux." -- Title page verso.
Contents:
Garden of Eden -- Top Hat -- Myths -- Natural Phil Osophers -- Democritus -- Fate -- Socrates -- Athens -- Plato -- Major's Cabin -- Aristotle -- Hellenism -- Postcards -- Two Cultures -- Middle Ages -- Renaissance -- Baroque -- Descartes -- Spinoza -- Locke -- Hume -- Berkeley -- Bjerkely -- Enlightenment -- Kant -- Romanticism -- Hegel -- Kierkegaard -- Marx -- Darwin -- Freud -- Our Own Time -- Garden Party -- Counterpoint -- Big Bang.
Summary:
"One day fourteen-year-old Sophie Amundsen comes home from school to find in her mailbox two notes, each with a question: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" From this irresistible beginning, Sophie becomes obsessed with questions that take her far beyond what she knows of her Norwegian village. Through successive letters, she enrolls in a kind of correspondence course, covering Socrates to Sartre, with a mysterious philosopher, while also 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."--Page 4 of cover.
Subject(s):
Philosophy -- History -- Fiction.

Teenage girls -- Norway -- Fiction.

Norway -- Fiction.
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