Les Bijoux Indiscrets, or, The Indiscreet Toys (Illustrated Edition)

Les Bijoux Indiscrets, or, The Indiscreet Toys (Illustrated Edition)

by Denis Diderot

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Overview

Diderot (1713-84) was a French philosopher, art critic and writer and a prominent figure during the Enlightenment who is best-known as co-founder, chief editor and contributor to the Encyclopede, published in France between 1751-72. This, his first novel published anonymously in 1748, is an allegory portraying Louis XV as a Sultan of the Congo who owns a magic ring that makes women's genitals ("discreet jewels") talk to reveal their past amorous experiences. Interspersed with the bawdy tales are several digressions into philosophy, music and literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781406885149
Publisher: PBShop.CO.UK LTD dba Echo Library
Publication date: 08/03/2017
Edition description: Reprint of an Earlier ed.
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,027,255
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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