On the 20th anniversary of SOPHIE'S WORLD - the world's bestselling book of 1995 - a striking new edition with a fresh jacket look and a foreword by the author.
The international bestseller about life, the universe and everything.
When 14-year-old Sophie encounters a mysterious mentor who introduces her to philosophy, mysteries deepen in her own life. Why does she keep getting postcards addressed to another girl? Who is the other girl? And who, for that matter, is Sophie herself? To solve the riddle, she uses her new knowledge of philosophy, but the truth is far stranger than she could have imagined.
We are the white rabbit being pulled out of the hat. The only difference between us and the white rabbit is that the rabbit does not realize it is taking part in a magic trick.
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
Sophie's World is set to become a unique popular classic: a wonderfully engaging mystery story that also forms a completely accessible and lucid introduction to philosophy and philosophers. - The Times
An extraordinary achievement. - The Sunday Times
A terrifically entertaining and imaginative story wrapped round its tough, thought-provoking philosophical heart. - Daily Mail
Jostein Gaarder was born in Oslo in 1952.
Sophie's World, the first of his books to be published in English, has been translated into 60 languages and has sold over 40 million copies.
He is the author of many other bestselling, beloved novels and children's books.
He lives in Oslo with his family.