Alexandrine Claude de Guérin de Tencin Bibliography

Mémoires du comte de Comminges 1735
Autobiographical novel. Tencin was the mother of D’Alembert. She was imprisoned in the Bastille in 1726 on a false though plausible charge of murder, and released after the intervention of her brother Pierre, then an archbiship, later a cardinal. She became a hostess and attracted the likes of Fontenelle, Montesquieu (who she twice assisted with the publication of his works), Marivaux and Marmontel to her salon.
Le SiŠge de Calais 1739
Les Malheurs de l' amour 1747