A page-turning novel that is also an exploration of the great philosophical concepts of Western thought. In order to answer two existential questions, Sophie must use the philosophy she is learning--but the truth turns out to be far more complicated than she could have imagined.
Already a No.1 bestseller in hb with over 80,000 copies sold For the first time an accessible guide to philosophy in the form of a brilliant entertaining & original novel Will appeal to all inquisitive readers, young and old 'A marvellously rich book. Its success boils down to something quite simple - Gaarder's gift for communicating ideas' Guardian 'An Alice in Wonderland for the 90s... already 'Sophie's World' is being talked up as philosophy's answer to Stephen Hawking's 'A Brief History of Time'... this is a simply wonderful, irresistible book' Daily Telegraph 'Seductive and original...'Sophie's World is, as it dares to congratulate itself, " a strange and wonderful book"' TLS
'Sophie's World is being talked up as philosophy's answer to Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time... this is a simply wonderful, irresistible book' Daily Telegraph
Not a Christian book by any means, but a very accessible introduction to the history of philosophy. The Wandering Bookseller
Jostein Gaarder is the author of Sophie's World, a huge bestseller in over 40 countries. He was born in Oslo in 1952 and lives there now with his wife and two sons.