Sophie's World

Sophie's World

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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 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.

Title:Sophie's World
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781857993288
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    Sophie's World Reviews

  • Ahmad  Ebaid

    I have started reading the English translation then I compared it to two other Arabic ones, and that was confusing as GOD, then I scheduled it again and againبدأت القراءة في نسخة ال...

  • Toby

    It took me two months to get through this 500-page book. I can rationalize the reasons thusly:— I was busy.— I took time to absorb the content of the book. Instead of rushing through it, I let eac...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Sofies Verden = Sophie's World, Jostein GaarderSophie's World is a 1991 novel by Norwegian writer Jostein Gaarder. It follows the events of Sophie Amundsen, a teenage girl living in Norway, and Albert...

  • Beth

    I was a philosophy major in school and *everybody* would ask if I had read Sophie's World. "What an amazing book!" they would gush. "You'll love it!"So I bought it. Purchased the book, let it simmer o...

  • Luffy

    This has been an upsetting reread because I've found that though the book is a quiet entity on its own and in the mind of its readers, I was left hungry for more, but I was also balanced. For years af...

  • Manny

    Basically, Russell's History of Western Philosophy adapted as a postmodern Norwegian YA novel. Or if you want more details:(view spoiler)["Where are we?" asked Sofie. "I don't understand. We aren't in...

  • Rebecca

    The two things this book has going for it are: the plot and narrative frame are original and creative, and the story is more informative than most. The basic premise is that a 14-year-old Norwegian gi...

  • David Monroe

    I enjoyed the book immensely. I studied basic philosophy in college so I soon became aware that many philosophers were left out and whole era's were glossed over in this book. You know, that's OK. One...

  • Nandakishore Varma

    Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder is an ambitious project which falls flat - in my opinion, of course.It is a very good introduction to European philosophy, with a few casual references to Eastern tho...

  • AMEERA 🌱

    I really liked the idea of this book and has such a beautiful informations about everything but was boring to death and the same informations repeat them self 💔!!!...