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The Last Banquet

by Jonathan Grimwood

Hardcover, 328 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $26.95 |

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An adventurous man, once a penniless orphan, searches throughout French society during the Enlightenment for the perfect taste, befriends Benjamin Franklin, becomes pen pals with the Marquis de Sade and improves contraceptive methods.