Sophie's world: a novel about the history of philosophy (Berkeley Signature Edition)

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A novel about the history of philosophy chronicles the story of a teenaged girl who discovers a mysterious letter in her mailbox and embarks on a journey of philosophical discovery, taking her from Socrates to Sartre and beyond. Reprint.

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Wanting to understand the most fundamental questions of the universe isn't the province of ivory-tower intellectuals alone, as this book's enormous popularity has demonstrated. A young girl, Sophie, becomes embroiled in a discussion of philosophy with a faceless correspondent. At the same time, she must unravel a mystery involving another young girl, Hilde, by using everything she's learning. The truth is far more complicated than she could ever have imagined.

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Jostein Gaarder was born in Oslo, Norway, in 1952. He taught high-school philosophy for several years before publishing a collection of short stories in 1986 and, shortly thereafter, his first two novels, The Solitaire Mystery and Sophie’s World, and several others since then. He lives in Oslo with his family.

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