Sophie’s World

Jostein Gaarder

The most sold novel in the world (1995)

An international bestseller – translated into 65 languages and sold over 50 million copies

An absorbing, original and fascinating book for everyone who wishes to know more about the history of our own culture, interwoven with the history of western philosophy and the imaginary story of Sophie and Hilde. In order to solve the mysteries that are a part of Sophie’s World, 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 of Lillesand on the south coast of Norway. Or does it? Perhaps this is where it 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.

 

Rights sold to

  • Language Foreign publisher
  • AlbanianOnufri, Tirana
  • American EnglishFarrar, Straus & Giroux
  • ArabicDar Al-Muna
  • ArmenianZangak-97
  • AzeriQanun Publishing House
  • BelarusianZmicier Kolas Publisher
  • Braz. PortugueseCompahnia das Letras
  • British EnglishOrion Books
  • BulgarianDanyam Yakov
  • CatalanEmpuries/Grup 62
  • Chinese (complex)Ecus
  • Chinese (simplified)The Writer’s Publishing House
  • CroatianZnanje
  • CzechAlbatros
  • DanishHøst & Søn
  • DutchFontein
  • EstonianKoolibri
  • FaroeseBokadeildin
  • FinnishTammi
  • FrenchSeuil
  • GeorgianSulakauri
  • GermanCarl Hanser Verlag
  • GreekLivanis
  • GreenlandicAtuakkiorfik
  • HebrewSchocken
  • HungarianNoran Libro Publishing House
  • IcelandicEdda
  • IndonesianMizan
  • ItalianLonganesi
  • JapaneseNHK-Publishing
  • KoreanMalpure Publishing
  • KoreanHyonam
  • KurdishAvesta
  • Kurdish (Sorani)Andesha Cultural Center
  • LatvianZvaigzne
  • LithuanianTyto Alba
  • MacedonianTri Publishing Centre
  • MalayalamDC Books
  • MalayalamInstitut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia
  • MarathiPrasad Prakashan
  • MongolianTengerleg Useg
  • MontenegrinNova Knjiga
  • NepaliFine Print
  • PersianManoocher
  • PersianHoupaa Books
  • PolishJ. Santorski
  • PortuguesePresenca
  • RomanianUnivers Publishing House
  • RussianAmphora Publishers
  • SamiDavvi Girji
  • SerbianGeopoetica
  • SinghaleseVidarshana
  • SlovakianAlbatros Media
  • SloveneZalozba
  • SpanishSiruela
  • SpanishEditorial Patria
  • SpanishEdiciones Especiales
  • SwahiliMkuki na Nyota
  • SwedishRaben & Sjögren
  • TamilKalachuvadu Publications
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  • UkrainianLitopys
  • UrduRajkamal Prakashtan
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Additional info

  • Sofies verden
  • 1991
  • Aschehoug Forlag
  • Fiction, Novel
  • 512 pages