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The Resource Sophie's world : a novel about the history of philosophy, Jostein Gaarder ; translated by Paulette Møller

Sophie's world : a novel about the history of philosophy, Jostein Gaarder ; translated by Paulette Møller

Label
Sophie's world : a novel about the history of philosophy
Title
Sophie's world
Title remainder
a novel about the history of philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Jostein Gaarder ; translated by Paulette Møller
Title variation
Sophies world
Title variation remainder
a novel about the history of philosophy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
"One day fourteen-year-old Sophie Amundsen comes home from school to find in her mailbox two notes, each with a question: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" From this irresistible beginning, Sophie becomes obsessed with questions that take her far beyond what she knows of her Norwegian village. Through successive letters, she enrolls in a kind of correspondence course, covering Socrates to Sartre, with a mysterious philosopher, while also 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."--Page 4 of cover
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Summary
Finding two thought-inducing philosophical questions in her mailbox, Sophie enrolls in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher, and begins receiving some equally strange letters
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 1995.
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028601
Cataloging source
VVR
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1952-
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Gaarder, Jostein
Dewey number
839.82/374
Index
index present
Literary form
novels
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Møller, Paulette
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True
Series statement
FSG classics
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  • Philosophy
  • Teenage girls
  • Norway
  • Philosophy
  • Teenage girls
  • Norway
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel about the history of philosophy
Label
Sophie's world : a novel about the history of philosophy, Jostein Gaarder ; translated by Paulette Møller
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Includes Reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Plato
  • Major's Cabin
  • Aristotle
  • Hellenism
  • Postcards
  • Two Cultures
  • Middle Ages
  • Renaissance
  • Baroque
  • Descartes
  • Garden of Eden
  • Spinoza
  • Locke
  • Hume
  • Berkeley
  • Bjerkely
  • Enlightenment
  • Kant
  • Romanticism
  • Hegel
  • Kierkegaard
  • Top Hat
  • Marx
  • Darwin
  • Freud
  • Our Own Time
  • Garden Party
  • Counterpoint
  • Big Bang
  • Myths
  • Natural Phil Osophers
  • Democritus
  • Fate
  • Socrates
  • Athens
Control code
ocn104949907
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
xi, 518 pages
Isbn
9780374530716
Lccn
2006934351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)104949907
Label
Sophie's world : a novel about the history of philosophy, Jostein Gaarder ; translated by Paulette Møller
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Includes Reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Plato
  • Major's Cabin
  • Aristotle
  • Hellenism
  • Postcards
  • Two Cultures
  • Middle Ages
  • Renaissance
  • Baroque
  • Descartes
  • Garden of Eden
  • Spinoza
  • Locke
  • Hume
  • Berkeley
  • Bjerkely
  • Enlightenment
  • Kant
  • Romanticism
  • Hegel
  • Kierkegaard
  • Top Hat
  • Marx
  • Darwin
  • Freud
  • Our Own Time
  • Garden Party
  • Counterpoint
  • Big Bang
  • Myths
  • Natural Phil Osophers
  • Democritus
  • Fate
  • Socrates
  • Athens
Control code
ocn104949907
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
xi, 518 pages
Isbn
9780374530716
Lccn
2006934351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)104949907

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