Sophie s World

Sophie s World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781466804272
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Release: 2007-03-20
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Sophie s World

Sophie s World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780297864073
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Release: 2010-07-15
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. A phenomenal worldwide bestseller, SOPHIE'S WORLD sets out to draw teenagers into the world of Socrates, Descartes, Spinoza, Hegel and all the great philosophers. A brilliantly original and fascinating story with many twists and turns, it raises profound questions about the meaning of life and the origin of the universe.

Sophie s World

Sophie s World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Pages: 403
ISBN: 9780374266424
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Release: 1994
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. 25,000 first printing.

Sophie s World

Sophie s World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Pages: 436
ISBN: 1857992911
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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. A phenomenal worldwide bestseller, SOPHIE'S WORLD sets out to draw teenagers into the world of Socrates, Descartes, Spinoza, Hegel and all the great philosophers. A brilliantly original and fascinating story with many twists and turns, it raises profound questions about the meaning of life and the origin of the universe.

Sophie s World

Sophie s World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Pages: 60
ISBN: 1857995872
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Release: 1996
Editor: Phoenix (USA)
Language: en

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The Solitaire Mystery

The Solitaire Mystery
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781466804555
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Release: 2003-11-01
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story of a boy and his father on a car trip through Europe, searching for the boy's mother, who left many years ago to find herself. Structured as a deck of cards -- each chapter is one card in the deck -- The Solitaire Mystery subtly weaves together fantasy and reality, fairy tales and family history.

Sophie s World

Sophie s World
Author: Nancy N. Rue
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780310568834
Available:
Release: 2009-12-15
Editor: Zonderkidz
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When future film director Sophie LaCroix visits Williamsburg, Virginia, her imagination sends her straight into the eighteenth century. An unlikely heroine, Sophie’s forced to use her new-found war tactics to foil a heinous plot and save a friend from impending humiliation by the popular girls.

Sophie s World

Sophie s World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Pages: 403
ISBN: 1857993284
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: Lawbook Company
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The protagonists are Sophie Amundsen, a 14-year-old girl, and Alberto Knox, her philosophy teacher. The novel chronicles their metaphysical relationship as they study Western philosophy from its beginnings to the present. A bestseller in Norway.

The World According to Anna

The World According to Anna
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780297609759
Available:
Release: 2015-11-12
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When fifteen-year-old Anna begins receiving messages from another time, her parents take her to the doctor. But he can find nothing wrong; in fact he believes there may be some truth to what she is seeing. Anna is haunted by visions of the desolate world of 2082. She sees her great-granddaughter, Nova, roaming through wasteland with a band of survivors, after animals and plants have died out. The more Anna sees, the more she realises she must act to prevent the future in her visions becoming real. But can she act quickly enough? 'Compelling' Sunday Times

Story of Philosophy

Story of Philosophy
Author: Will Durant
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781476702605
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Release: 2012-07-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers—Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James, and Dewey—The Story of Philosophy is one of the great books of our time. Few write for the non-specialist as well as Will Durant, and this book is a splendid example of his eminently readable scholarship. Durant’s insight and wit never cease to dazzle; The Story of Philosophy is a key book for any reader who wishes to survey the history and development of philosophical ideas in the Western world.

The Ringmaster s Daughter

The Ringmaster s Daughter
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780297864035
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Release: 2010-07-15
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of SOPHIE'S WORLD, 'A masterful mixture of fantasy and reality...a simply wonderful read' SHE. Panina Manina, a trapeze artist, falls and breaks her neck. As the ringmaster bends over her, he notices an amulet of amber around her neck, the same trinket he had given his own lost child, who was swept away in a torrent some sixteen years earlier. This tale is narrated by Petter, a precocious child and fantasist, and perhaps Jostein Gaarder's most intriguing character since Sophie. As an adult, Petter makes his living selling stories and ideas to professionals suffering from writer's block. But as Petter sits spinning his tales, he finds himself in a trap of his own making.

Ukulele Jam

Ukulele Jam
Author: Alen Meskovic
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781781723432
Available:
Release: 2018-03-19
Editor: Seren
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As funny as a Nick Hornby, but with an existential seriousness that cannot be mistaken. – Ekstra Bladet. A glimpse of what it means to literally and physically be an outlaw because of your name... There is an energy of language, an underlying pain, an anger... – Politiken. A fantastic, unfanatical first-hand portrayal of life in a country at war with itself... You will both smile and feel sad over his descriptions and fast-paced dialogue with its moments of furious tension.” – Nordjyske Bosnian teenager Miki and his family are escaping the Balkan war. They live in a Croatian refugee camp, a former holiday resort, but it’s difficult to adjust. With the war rumbling in the background and his brother in a Serbian prison camp, Miki and his new friends pick up girls, listen to music and have campfire parties on the beach. Then war breaks out between Croats and Bosnians and friends threaten to become enemies. Miki dreams of emigrating to Sweden but his parents can’t bear to give up on their old life in Bosnia. Based on his own experiences, Alen Mešković has written a novel by turns humorous and tragic, which has been compared to Salinger and Knausgaard. It is lively, poetic, raw, affecting and very funny, all the while depicting a European tragedy whose consequences still resonate today.

Sophie s World

Sophie s World
Author: SOPHIE MUBVUMBI JAYAWARDENE
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781466939196
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Release: 2012-08-08
Editor: Trafford Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sophies World; journeys of the lost soul is about the life I lived. I had been confronted with an issue of a new disease that no one in the world knew what to do. The disease is not the only problem I was to address, but I was also pregnant at the time with twins. Unfortunately, I had moved to this country the previous year with my husband and two young children This matter was left to the authority to decide what they were to do with me and my unborn babies. It is about how the problem was solved that send me into a very dark place. I had been given five years to live; fortunately, I out lived this period. The story is about if I had only known what I know now. It is about what I did to survive. It also about what I discovered about living in general. Above all, the miracles that exist in this world I live in. In the end, my story had to be told to the world because the story has a massage for everyone.

Questions Asked

Questions Asked
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9780914671671
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Release: 2017-05-09
Editor: Elsewhere Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A picture book with fundamental philosophical questions, posed in a way only Jostein Gaarder is capable of. The illustrator has made an independent visual narrative that underscores the existential aspect of Jostein Gaarder's philosophical questions. Questions Asked shows confidence in a child's capacity to think deeply and read between the lines. The book follows a little boy traveling alone in an open landscape. Soon we realize he is on a journey of thoughts and dreams, asking questions about loss, myth, language, magic, and what it means to be a human being. Jostein Gaarder's philosophical questions merge with the beautiful illustrations of Akin Düzakin into a tale of friendship, love, and grief - and about daring to think about life as you live it.

What Does It All Mean

What Does It All Mean
Author: Thomas Nagel
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780199763085
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Release: 1987-10-15
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this cogent and accessible introduction to philosophy, the distinguished author of Mortal Questions and The View From Nowhere sets forth the central problems of philosophical inquiry for the beginning student. Arguing that the best way to learn about philosophy is to think about its questions directly, Thomas Nagel considers possible solutions to nine problems--knowledge of the world beyond our minds, knowledge of other minds, the mind-body problem, free will, the basis of morality, right and wrong, the nature of death, the meaning of life, and the meaning of words. Although he states his own opinions clearly, Nagel leaves these fundamental questions open, allowing students to entertain other solutions and encouraging them to think for themselves.

Sophie s Secret

Sophie s Secret
Author: Nancy N. Rue
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780310568711
Available:
Release: 2009-12-15
Editor: Zonderkidz
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sophie and her friends launch an “archaeological expedition” and make a disturbing discovery. Sophie keeps digging to uncover a shocking family secret. In light of this new revelation, will she ever be able to trust her parents again?

Sophie s Choice

Sophie s Choice
Author: William Styron
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781936317172
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Release: 2010-05-04
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This award-winning novel of love, survival, and agonizing regret in post–WWII Brooklyn “belongs on that small shelf reserved for American masterpieces” (The Washington Post Book World). Winner of the National Book Award and a modern classic, Sophie’s Choice centers on three characters: Stingo, a sexually frustrated aspiring novelist; Nathan, his charismatic but violent Jewish neighbor; and Sophie, an Auschwitz survivor who is Nathan’s lover. Their entanglement in one another’s lives will build to a stirring revelation of agonizing secrets that will change them forever. Poetic in its execution, and epic in its emotional sweep, Sophie’s Choice explores the good and evil of humanity through Stingo’s burgeoning worldliness, Nathan’s volatile personality, and Sophie’s tragic past. Mixing elements from Styron’s own experience with themes of the Holocaust and the history of slavery in the American South, the novel is a profound and haunting human drama, representing Styron at the pinnacle of his literary brilliance. This ebook features an illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.

Sophie s Universe

Sophie s Universe
Author: Dedri Strydom Uys
Pages: 216
ISBN: 1640251189
Available:
Release: 2019-10
Editor: Annies
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sophie's Universe was originally released as a 20-part CAL (crochet-along) in 2015, designed by Dedri Uys and sponsored by Scheepjes yarn. It is now available in printed format exclusively from Annie's! Despite its complexity, the pattern is actually written specifically for adventurous beginners. It starts out with a simple granny square that has a beautiful crochet flower in the center and gradually unfolds into a stunning, hypnotizing design.

Sophie Someone

Sophie Someone
Author: Hayley Long
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780763693985
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Release: 2017-03-28
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What if you found out your life has been threaded with secrets — ones that rocked you to your core? An affecting page-turner written in a brave, memorable language all its own. Some words are hard to get out of your mouth. Because they spell out secrets that are too huge to be spoken out loud. But if you bottle them up, you might burst. So here's my story. Told the only way I dare tell it. Sophie Nieuwenleven is sort of English and sort of Belgian. She and her family came to live in Belgium when she was only four or five, but she's fourteen now and has never been sure why they left England in the first place. She loves her international school, adores her friend Comet, and is protective of her little brother, Hercule. But it’s hard to feel carefree when her mom never leaves the apartment — ordering groceries online and blasting music in her room — and her dad has a dead-end job as a car mechanic. Then one day Sophie makes a startling discovery, a discovery that unlocks the mystery of who she really is. This is a novel about identity and confusion and about feeling so utterly freaked out that you can't put it into words. But it's also about hope. And trust. And the belief that, somehow, everything will be OK. Sophie Someone is a tale of good intentions, bad choices, and betrayal — and ultimately, a compelling story of forgiveness.

Sophie s World

Sophie s World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0753810263
Available:
Release: 1996-12
Editor: Orion
Language: un

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