His second wife, Madame de Montesson, whom he married secretly in 1773, was a clever woman and an authoress of some repute.
His mother, Sopha, authoress of The Englishwoman in Egypt (1844), was the sister of E.
Perhaps the most celebrated Polish authoress was Klementina Hoffmann, whose maiden name was Tanska, born at Warsaw in 1798.
Of these the Byzantine authority, the Alexiad of Anna Comnena, is most important, partly from the position of the authoress, partly from the many points of contact between the Byzantine empire and the crusaders.
He married Pauline Cassin, the authoress of the Peelle de Madeleine and other well-known novels.