The Philosopher's Kiss by Peter Prange
A Novel

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Paris, 1747. Betrayed by God and humanity, Sophie moves to the seething capital of the kingdom. To survive, she works at Café Procope, the meeting place for freethinkers and revolutionaries.

Against her will she falls deeply in love with one of the regular customers: Denis Diderot, the famed philosopher and a married man. He and his colleagues are planning the most dangerous book in the world since the appearance of the Bible: an encyclopedia. Even more explosive are the covert references in the Encyclopedia that threaten to undermine both the monarchy and the church. But Sophie soon realizes that the stakes are even higher for her personally. At risk are her right to freedom, love, and happiness.

About Peter Prange

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Peter Prange is a bestselling German author of fiction and nonfiction. More than 2.5 million copies of his books have sold to date, and he has been published in twenty-four countries. He lives with his wife and daughter in Tubingen, Germany.
Published April 5, 2011 by Atria Books. 434 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As a bloodied but unbowed Diderot courageously taunts: “It is my job to write books, and yours to burn them.” Plagued, however, by censorship, money and priestly problems, Diderot, at his lowest ebb, is saved only by the boundless love of a truly good woman, who may in fact be too good to be true.

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When her mother is burned alive for "practicing the black arts," the beautiful young Sophie Volland is racked with fear and uncertainty.

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