Le livre d’or, de la comesse Diane
Le livre d’or, de la comesse Diane with preface by Gaston Bergeret. French, bound, 326 pages, published in Paris in 1910 by Librairie Paul Ollendorff.
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Marie Josephine de Suin, Countess of Beausacq by her marriage, born October 3, 1829 in Cherbourg and died December 19, 1899 in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, is a French writer known as the Countess Diane de Beausacq and the pen name of Countess Diane. Daughter of Vice-admiral Marie-Alfred de Suin (1796-1861), maritime prefect at Lorient, and wife of Count Alfred-Henri de Beausacq, whom she had a son Raoul-Denis, naval officer, Diane de Beausacq held salon at Paris, where she received notably Jane Dieulafoy, Pierre Loti, Henri Martin, Sully Prudhomme, Jean Aicard, Jose Maria de Heredia, Georges Thiebaud, Jules Ricard, Edouard Hervé and Hélène Vacaresco. A great traveler (she visited Europe, but also Asia and Africa), she became the first queen of Romania who wrote under the pseudonym Carmen Sylva. She was received as an officer of the Academy and of the Romanian Order of the Deserved Ben. She was also decorated with the Cross of Ambulances and the Society for the Encouragement of Good, the Chicago Medal. She published her maxims and reflections from 1883. Among her current descendants is Marie-Laure de Beausacq.