A novel about the history of philosophy.
An international bestseller published in 65 languages
and sold more than 50 million copies world wide.
The most sold novel in the world in 1995.
An absorbing, original, and fascinating book for everyone who is amazed by the mystery of life, weaves together the history of western philosophy with the imaginary story of Sophie. In order to solve the mysteries in the story, we need an understanding of European philosophy. Who is Hilde Møller Knag? Why does Sophie keep coming across Hilde’s things? Why does she receive Hilde’s mail? The story ends in Hilde’s garden in the small town on the south coast of Norway. Or does it? Perhaps this is where it all begins? Through her perusal of letters from a mysterious philosopher, Alberto Knox, who initiates her into the ideas of Europe’s great thinkers, Sophie gradually acquires the knowledge she needs to solve the mysteries surrounding her.