Sophie's World
  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • Release Date : 20 March 2007
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 13 : 9781466804272
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Book excerpt: 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
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Genre : Fiction
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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 ...

Sophie s World

Sophie s World

Author : Jostein Gaarder
Publisher : Hachette UK
Genre : Fiction
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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? ...

Sophie s World

Sophie s World

Author : Jostein Gaarder
Publisher : Macmillan
Genre : Fiction
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Author : Jostein Gaarder
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Genre : Fiction
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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 ...

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Author : Nancy N. Rue
Publisher : Zonderkidz
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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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....

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Author : E. Richard Atleo
Publisher : UBC Press
Genre : Social Science
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In Tsawalk, hereditary chief Umeek develops a theory of "Tsawalk," meaning "one," that views the nature of existence as an integrated and orderly whole, and thereby recognizes the intrinsic relationship between the physical and spiritual. Umeek demonstrates how Tsawalk provides a viable theoretical alternative that both complements and expands the ...

Sophie s World

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Author : SOPHIE MUBVUMBI JAYAWARDENE
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 ...

Story of Philosophy

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Author : Will Durant
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Philosophy
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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 ...

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Author : Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This is Pay It Forward meets the #BeKind movement, as seen through a Jewish principle. It's Grandpop's birthday, and all he wants is one little thing: for Sophie to change the world. He wants Sophie to do a mitzvah—something kind for others. But what exactly does that mean? As ...

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Publisher : Open Road Media
Genre : Fiction
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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; ...

What Does It All Mean

What Does It All Mean

Author : Thomas Nagel
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Genre : Philosophy
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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 ...

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Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Uncategorized
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Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Genre : Fiction
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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, ...