One day, Sophie receives a letter on which is written this intriguing question: “Who am I? Then comes a second: “Where does the world come from?” For this teenager, who saw her first very contemporary commitments and demonstrations for climate justice, a world opened up: that of Western philosophy. With its figures, its concepts, its controversies, which will allow it to construct itself and to reflect during an adventure following the thousand paths, sometimes dreamlike, of thought.
The graphic narrative from which we offer excerpts for three weeks is the adaptation of one of the greatest bestsellers of the 1990s, written by the Norwegian novelist and philosopher Jostein Gaarder. Put into words by screenwriter Zabus and drawn with a lively and warm line by Nicoby in order to adapt to a new generation of readers.
We wanted you to discover this very successful adaptation, which has already sold more than 40,000 copies and is being translated in 22 countries. A delightful opportunity to (re)immerse yourself in the stimulating history of the ideas that shape our conception of the world. The second volume of this fresco of philosophy will be released in the fall of 2023, covering until the modern era.
Le Monde de Sophie © Albin Michel, 2022 Based on Le Monde de Sophie, novel by J. Gaarder, published in Norway by H. Aschehoug & Co in 1991 © Jostein Gaarder Published in French by Editions du Seuil in 1995.
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