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Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy (FSG Classics series) by Jostein Gaarder. Read online, or download in secure EPUB format. Read "Sophie's World A Novel About the History of Philosophy" by Jostein Gaarder available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off. World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online paperback) and audiobook (English, unabridged CD & download) Sophie's World ( Norwegian: Sofies verden) is a novel by Norwegian writer Jostein Gaarder.
With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. 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? 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?
The English version of the novel was published in , and the book was reported to be the best-selling book in the world in that year.
By the novel had been translated into fifty-nine languages, with over forty million copies in print. Sophie Amundsen Sofie Amundsen in the Norwegian version is a year-old girl who lives in Norway in the year Afterwards, she receives a packet of papers, part of a course in philosophy. Sophie, without the knowledge of her mother, becomes the student of an old philosopher, Alberto Knox.
Alberto teaches her about the history of philosophy. Along with the philosophy lessons, Sophie and Alberto try to outwit the mysterious Albert Knag, who appears to have God-like powers, which Alberto finds quite troubling. Sophie and Alberto's entire world is revealed to be a literary construction by Albert Knag as a present for his daughter, Hilde, on her 15th birthday. As Albert Knag continues to meddle with Sophie's life, Alberto helps her fight back by teaching her everything he knows about philosophy.
Alberto manages to find a plan so that he and Sophie would finally escape Albert's imagination.
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The "trick" is performed on Sophie's birthday, after Alberto informs Sophie's mother about everything. It was not widely released outside of Norway.
Kjersti Holmen won an Amanda Award for her role in the movie. The movie was also presented as an eight-part TV series in Australia and Iceland , again scripted by Petter Skavlan. English space rock band Spiritualized named their studio album Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space after a line in the novel. My Dashboard Get Published. Sign in with your eLibrary Card close. Flag as Inappropriate. Email this Article. Sophie's World Article Id: Sophie's World. Please enter the message.
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Write a review Rate this item: Preview this item Preview this item. Sophie's world: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: Sold by Macmillan, FSG classics. English View all editions and formats Summary: One day fourteen-year-old Sophie Amundsen comes home from school to find in her mailbox two notes, with one question on each: 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. Read more Show all links. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private.
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