Preface translated by Paul Russell Garrett
Mysticism, mystery and philosophical wonder leap off every page of Sophie’s World, a book that has moved the consciousness of millions, and now presented in a stunning new Folio edition.
‘Not until this special edition of Sophie’s World by The Folio Society does the written duality between Sophie’s and Hilde’s worlds also emerge visually’
- Jostein Gaarder
While 14-year-old Sophie Amundsen ponders an anonymous note left in her mailbox, a second piece of post arrives. Inside the slim brown envelope is an introduction to the enigmatic Alberto Knox and the first module of his philosophy course. A beautiful coming-of-age tale threaded with metaphysical wonder, Sophie’s World charts the enlightenment of an adolescent girl through her study of the history of Western philosophy, each module delivered by Knox’s faithful dog Hermes. However, the mailbox channels more than just wisdom: as postcards begin to arrive from Lebanon for a girl named Hilde, Sophie realises that she is part of a much bigger story.
Bound in blocked cloth
Set in Freight Text and Freight Sans with Omnes as display
Printed in 2 colours throughout
18 integrated duotone illustrations
9½˝ x 6¾˝