The Indiscreet Jewels

Denis Diderot

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The Indiscreet Jewels (Les bijoux indiscrets) is a novel by French author Denis Diderot, first published anonymously in 1748. It tells the story of Sultan Mangogul of Congo who, bored by court life and suspecting his mistress of cheating, comes across a genie who presents him with a magical ring. When rubbed and pointed at the genitals of a woman, the genitals speak, telling of their past experiences. The character of the sultan is based on Louis XV, and the mistress, Mirzoza, is a parable of Madame de Pompadour.

This book has 78,945 words, 141 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1748.

Production notes: This ebook of The Indiscreet Jewels was published by Global Grey on the 10th January 2021, and updated on the 9th October 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'Madame de Pompadour' by François Boucher.

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