Vita Brevis

A box of Ltin manuscripts comes to light in an Argentine flea market. An apocyphral invention by some 17th or 18th century scolar, or a transcrpit of what it appears to be - a hitherto unheard of letter to St Augustine to a woman he renounced for chastity VITA BREVIS is both an entrancing human document and a fascinating insight into the life and philosophy of St.Augustine. Gaarder'sinterpretation of Floria's letter is as playful, inventive and questioning as Sophie's World.

  • Pub date: 01.10.98
  • RRP: $31.99
  • Format: Paperback / softback


Jostein Gaarder

Jostein Gaarder is the author of Sophie's World, the bestselling book in the world in 1995. It has been translated into 55 languages and has sold over 30 million copies. He is the author of many other bestselling, beloved novels including The Solitaire Mystery, The Christmas Mystery, Vita Brevis, Through a Glass Darkly, Maya, The Ringmaster's Daughter, The Orange Girl and The Castle in the Pyrenees. In the UK and Commonwealth alone, his books have sold over 2.5 million copies. He was born in Oslo in 1952 and lives there now with his wife and two sons.

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