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

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One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

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This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 41st on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  2. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)
  3. - The 100 Best Books in the World (AbeBooks.de (in German))

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