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Sophie's world. Vol. II, from Descartes to the present day / written by Vincent Zabus ; based on the novel by Jostein Gaarder ; art by Nicoby ; colours by Philippe Ory ; translated by Edward Gauvin.

Zabus, Vincent, 1971- (author.). Gaarder, Jostein, 1952- (contributor.). Nicoby, 1976- (illustrator,). Ory, Philippe, (colorist.). Gauvin, Edward, (translator.).

Sophie's come a long way since the day she received that cryptic letter with its intriguing question: "Who are you?" The mysterious correspondence sweeps our curious young heroine off on a tour of Western philosophy from its ancient foundations through the Renaissance. But it also prompts more personal reflection: What is my place in the world, my purpose in life? And just who is that girl, a stranger and yet so familiar, I glimpse in the mirror? In this second volume, Sophie's quest for answers will see her explore major schools of modern thought from Descartes and Locke to Freud and Marx. She and her quizzical philosophy teacher Alberto, now unmasked, struggles with the possibility that they are characters in a book. As ever, our intrepid heroine remains as forthright and open-hearted. In this witty comics adaptation, Zabus and Nicoby reinvent Jostein Gaarder's novel of ideas--a beloved bestseller that has already won the hearts of over 50 million readers around the world--to bring Sophie's charming quest for meaning to a whole new medium and a new generation.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781914224164 :
  • Physical Description: 260 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Edition: English edition.
  • Publisher: London : Self Made Hero, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Based on the novel Sophie's World."--Colophon.
"First publihshed by H. Aschenhoug & Co. (W. Nygaard) AS, 1994"--Colophon.
Formatted Contents Note:
Descartes -- Spinoza -- The empiricists -- The social contract -- Kant and the enlightenment -- Romaniticism -- Marx -- Darwin -- Freud -- The 20th century -- Hilde
Citation/References Note:
Junior Library Guild
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14 & Up.
Grades 9 & Up.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG)
Subject: Graphic novels.
Philosophy > History > Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Philosophy > History > Fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Potter-Tioga Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Green Free Library (Wellsboro).


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Green Free Library (Wellsboro) GN SOP (Text) 91085364 GFWM Main Room Available -

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