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Gaarder, Jostein 1952-

Overview
Works: 856 works in 3,265 publications in 29 languages and 18,377 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Didactic fiction  Fantasy fiction  Juvenile works  Christmas fiction  Epistolary fiction  Time-travel fiction  Young adult works  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Contributor, Interviewee, Honoree, Translator, Composer
Classifications: PT8951.17.A17, 839.82374
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jostein Gaarder
Sophie's world : a novel about the history of philosophy by Jostein Gaarder( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The protagonists are Sophie Amundsen, a 14-year-old girl, and Alberto Knox, her philosophy teacher. The novel chronicles their metaphysical relationship as they study Western philosophy from its beginnings to the present. A bestseller in Norway
Sophie's world : a novel about the history of philosophy by Jostein Gaarder( Book )

116 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sophie comes home from school, her mail contains philosophical questions and letters meant for a mysterious Hilde. As Sophie ponders questions about Hilde and about her own existence, she unravels some of the great mysteries of philosophy
The solitaire mystery by Jostein Gaarder( Book )

126 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy and his father on a journey from Norway to Greece, in search of the boy's mother; a dwarf who gives the boy a magnifying glass, and a baker who gives him a bun; a miniature book that tells the story of a sailor shipwrecked on a desert island in the year 1790; a pack of playing cards with a life of their own; a Joker, who looks too deeply and too much. These are the ingredients in this story-within-a-story, in which fantasy and reality, the present and the past, are mixed
The Christmas mystery by Jostein Gaarder( Book )

106 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old Advent calendar provides magic moments for Joachim as he and his family await Christmas
Maya by Jostein Gaarder( Book )

114 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 19 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kærlighedsfortælling om to unges forsoning med en tabt evighed og perspektiver tilbage til universets skabelse på tærskelen til et nyt årtusinde afsluttet med et manifest på 52 theser "ordnet som spillekort."
The castle in the Pyrenees by Jostein Gaarder( Book )

31 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: The author of the massively successful Sophie's World returns with a love story and a novel of ideas, exploring the place of human consciousness in the universe. Through five intense years in the 1970s, Steinn and Solrunn had a happy life together, then they suddenly parted ways, for reasons that are unclear to both. In the summer of 2007 they meet again on a balcony of an old wooden hotel by a fjord in western Norway. It is a place they both have fond memories from, and their meeting turns out to be fateful. But is it purely coincidental that they meet at that particular spot at that particular time? Over a couple of weeks that summer they write emails to each other, and it becomes clear that they have been living with very different interpretations of their shared past. This intimate love story of rediscovery explores the question: can science explain everything, or does some invisible force influence our lives?
Through a glass, darkly by Jostein Gaarder( Book )

70 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cecilia is suffering from a terminal illness - Her life becomes more interesting when an angel steps through her window and starts a series of interesting conversations about life, death and the universe
Sofies Welt : Roman über die Geschichte der Philosophie by Jostein Gaarder( Book )

85 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine fesselnde Reise durch die Geschichte der Philosophie im Dialog eines geheimnisvollen Lehrers mit einer selbstbewussten 15jährigen
Hello? Is anybody there? by Jostein Gaarder( Book )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While waiting for the birth of his baby brother, Joe is visited by Mika, a strange child from another planet. The two discover that they, and their planets, share many similarities as well as differences. Joe is astonished when Mika vanishes and his baby brother appears
Le monde de Sophie : Roman sur l'histoire de la philosophie by Jostein Gaarder( Book )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in French and English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman didactique
The orange girl by Jostein Gaarder( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georg Roed's father died when his son was four. 11 years later, Grandmother finds a letter for Georg, a "letter to the future", in which his father expresses curiosity about the Hubble Telescope's ability to look into the past, and writes about the beautiful, mysterious Orange Girl
Sophie's world : a novel about the history of philosophy by Jostein Gaarder( Recording )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The protagonists are Sophie Amundsen, a 14-year-old girl, and Alberto Knox, her philosophy teacher. The novel chronicles their metaphysical relationship as they study Western philosophy from its beginnings to the present. A bestseller in Norway
The world according to Anna by Jostein Gaarder( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When fifteen-year-old Anna begins receiving messages from another time, her parents take her to the doctor. But he can find nothing wrong with Anna; in fact he believes there may be some truth to what she is seeing. Anna is haunted by visions of the desolate world of 2082. She sees her great-granddaughter, Nova, in a wasteland peopled by ragged survivors, after animals and plants have died out. The more Anna sees, the more she realises she must act to prevent the future in her visions becoming real. But can she act quickly enough? Haunting, gripping and magical, The World According to Anna is a fable for our time
The ringmaster's daughter by Jostein Gaarder( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theme of a father finding a long-lost daughter runs through this novel which is told by Petter, a precocious child and fantasist. Petter's magical interior world contains Metre Man, a midget with a green felt cap and a bamboo cane; Metre Man runs his life and urges him to do things
Sophie's world by Jostein Gaarder( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

YA. When 14-year-old Sophie encounters a mysterious mentor who introduces her to philosophy, mysteries deepen in her own life. Why does she keep getting postcards addressed to another girl? Who is the other girl? And who, for that matter, is Sophie herself? To solve the riddle, she uses her new knowledge of philosophy, but the truth is far stranger than she could have imagined. A phenomenal worldwide bestseller, SOPHIE'S WORLD sets out to draw teenagers into the world of Socrates, Descartes, Spinoza, Hegel and all the great philosophers. A brilliantly original and fascinating story with many twists and turns, it raises profound questions about the meaning of life and the origin of the universe. Ages 16+
Equinox by Jostein Gaarder( )

3 editions published in 2015 and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alongside a distinguished career as a soloist with some of the world's greatest orchestras, Norwegian star violinist Henning Kraggerud is also a composer. On 'Equinox' he combines these two roles in a collaboration with Jostein Gaarder, author of 'Sophie's World', playing the solo part and also directing the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Kraggerud's composition comprises four concertos - Afternoon, Evening, Night and Morning - each of which consists of six postludes. These 24 postludes are written in 24 keys and depict 24 hours and 24 time zones, taking the listener on a kaleidoscopic tour across the world and time, and journeying musically through the circle of fifths, beginning in C major. The postludes are by turn joyful, mournful, effervescent and heart-wrenching
El mundo de Sofía : novela sobre la historia de la filosofía by Jostein Gaarder( Book )

62 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta extraordinaria obra de divulgación que se ha convertido ya en una obra de culto aporta una coherente visión de conjunto sobre aquellos aspectos imprescindibles para comprender la historia de la filosofía occidental. El mundo de Sofía tiene el mérito de haber conjugado, acertadamente, rigor y amenidad en una narración donde una joven irá conociendo su propia identidad mientras descubre la capacidad humana de hacer preguntas
De wereld van Sofie : roman over de geschiedenis van de filosofie by Jostein Gaarder( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in Dutch and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een 15-jarig meisje wandelt aan de hand van een leermeester de geschiedenis van de filosofie door
That same flower : Floria Aemilia's letter to Saint Augustine by Jostein Gaarder( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional letter to St. Augustine from his mistress, whom he repudiated in favor of celibacy. Prompted by her reading of his Confessions, the letter mixes nostalgic erotica with feminist criticism of the Church's position on women and love. The couple lived together for 10 years and had a son. By a Norwegian writer, author of Sophie's World
Der Geschichtenverkäufer : Roman by Jostein Gaarder( Book )

41 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man nennt ihn die "Spinne". Über Jahre hat er sein geheimes Netz gesponnen und nie damit gerechnet, daß er sich einmal selbst darin verfangen könnte. Der große Geschichtenerfinder Jostein Gaarder erzählt die Tragikomödie eines Mannes, der mit Geschichten handelt und nicht ahnt, daß sie gefährlicher werden können als das Leben
 
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Sophie's world : a novel about the history of philosophy
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Sophie's world : a novel about the history of philosophyThe solitaire mysteryThe Christmas mysteryMayaThe castle in the PyreneesThrough a glass, darklySofies Welt : Roman über die Geschichte der PhilosophieHello? Is anybody there?
Alternative Names
Gaardar, Jostein

Gaardar, Jostein 1952-

Gaarder Jostein

Gaarderis J.

Gaarderis Josteinas

Gārdara, Iẏastena 1952-

Ġārdir, Ǧūstāyn 1952-

Gārdir, Yūstin 1952-

Ghardar, Justayn

Ghardar, Justayn 1952-

Ghārdar, Jwstāyn

Ghārdar, Jwstāyn 1952-

Ghardir, Justayn 1952-

Gkaarnter, Giosteïn

Gkaarnter, Giosteïn 1952-

Gorder, Iustain

Gorder, Iustain 1952-

Gorder, Justajn

Gorder, Justajn 1952-

Gorder, Justejn

Ġorder, Justejn 1952-

Gorder, Yosṭeyn 1952-

Gorderi, Iustain 1952-

Gorderis Josteinas

Gorders, Justeins

Gorders, Justeins 1952-

Goruderu, Yôsutain

Goruderu, Yōsutain 1952-

Gude, Qiaosidan 1952-

Gude, Qiaositan

Gude, Qiaositan 1952-

Gurdir, Yūsitīn 1952-

Gurdir, Yūstīn 1952-

Jia De, Jiao Si Tan

Jia De, Jiao Si Tan 1952-

Jia De, Qiao Shi Tan

Jia De, Qiao Shi Tan 1952-

Jia De, Qiao Si Tan

Jia De, Qiao Si Tan 1952-

Jiade, Qiaositan

Jiade, Qiaositan 1952-

Jiao De 1952-

Jostein Gaarder

Jostein Gaarder écrivain norvégien

Jostein Gaarder escritor noruego, autor de novelas, cuentos y de libros para niños

Jostein Gaarder escritor norueguês

Jostein Gaarder Noors schrijver

Jostein Gaarder norsk forfattar

Jostein Gaarder norsk forfatter

Jostein Gaarder norsk ungdomsförfattare

Jostein Gaarder Norwegian author

Jostein Gaarder norwegischer Schriftsteller

Jostein Gaarder pisarz norweski

Jostein Gaarder scrittore norvegese

Josṭīn Gārḍar

Justejn Gorder

K\#-o̢dǣ, Yōsatai

K'aatŏ, Yosut'ain 1952-

Kō̜dǣ, Yōsatai 1952-

Qiaositan, Jiade 1952-

Quaarder, Castin 1952-

xhustin Garder

Yustin Qarder

Γιοστέιν Γκάαρντερ

Гордер Ю.

Гордер Юстейн

Гордер, Юстейн 1952-

Гордер, Юстейн норвежский писатель

Юстайн Гордер норвежки писател

Юстейн Ґордер

Јустен Гордер

Јустејн Гордер

Ґордер, Юстейн 1952-

Յոստայն Գորդեր

גורד, יוסטין

גורדר, יוסטיין 1952-

גורדר, יוסטין 1952-

יוסטיין גורדר

יוסטיין גורדר סופר נורווגי

جاردر، يوستن، 1952-

جوستاين جاردر، 1952-

جوستاين غاردر 1952-

جوستاين غاردر مؤلف نرويجي

جوسٹین گارڈر

غاردر, جوستاين.

غاردر، جوستاين، 1952-

غاردر، جوستين، 1952-

ژۆستەن گااردەر

گاردر، ىوستىن.

گاردر، یوستین 1952-

یوستین قردر

یوستین گردر نویسنده نروژی

یۆستاین گاردەر

یۆستاین گاردەر نووسەرێکی نەرویجی

गार्डर, जॉस्टिन.

ইয়স্তেন গার্ডার

ജോസ്റ്റൈൻ ഗോഡർ

โยสไตน์ กอร์เดอร์

იუსტაინ გორდერი

가더, 요슈타인 1952-

가아더, 요슈타인 1952-

고루데루, 요스타인 1952-

고르데르, 요스테인 1952-

요슈타인 가아더

ゴルデル, ヨースタイン

ヨースタイン・ゴルデル

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