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Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy

Gaarder, Jostein

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ISBN 10: 1897580428 / ISBN 13: 9781897580424
Published by Orion Children's Books (an Imp, 1994
New Condition: New Hardcover
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Title: Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of...

Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imp

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Sophie finds two questions in her mailbox: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" This is the start of her journey through the history of philosophy, guided by a mysterious mentor. To find the truth, we must understand the questions, but the truth is stranger than Sophie can imagine.

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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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