The Philosopher's Kiss

The Philosopher's Kiss

A Novel

Book - 2011
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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.

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Atria Books, c2011
Edition: 1st Atria Books ed
ISBN: 9781439167489
Branch Call Number: PRAN
Characteristics: 419 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Murray, Steven T.


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ArapahoeRima Sep 08, 2016

Can't put down this book once you start reading it! Great historical details. The story is set in mid 1700's France where a young girl Sophie moves to Paris for a new life. The reader gets to know historical fun facts in this great work of fiction.

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