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The Dive Sites of Mauritius
by Alan Mountain
Paperback from McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books
Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles (Mauritius Reunion and Seychelles, 4th Ed)
by Joseph Bindloss, Sarina Singh, Deanna Swaney, Robert Strauss, Joe Bindloss
Paperback from Lonely Planet
Mauritius Travel Guide
by Martine Maurel, Martine Self
Paperback from Globe Pequot Pr
Insight Guide Mauritius Reunion and Seychelles (Insight Guides Mauritius and Seychelles, 1st Ed)
by Emily Hatchwell, Langenscheidt Publishers
Paperback from Insight Guides
Michelin NEOS Guide Reunion Mauritius Seychelles, 1e (NEOS Guide)
by Michelin Staff, Michelin Travel Publications
Paperback from Michelin Travel Publications
Culture Shock!: Mauritius
by Roseline Lum, Roseline Ngcheong-Lum
Paperback from Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.
Journey to Mauritius (Lost & Found Classic Travel Writing)
by Bernardin De Saint-Pierre
Paul et Virginie (1787), an adolescent love story set in an exotic Indian Ocean island, was one of the literary sensations of the age. Telling of a passion both chaste and doomed, the novel combined fashionable sentimentality with an evocatively tropical setting. It was a huge critical and commercial success in France and abroad, a precursor of the Romantic movement. 
The novel's author, Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, had previously spent 28 months in the French colony of Ile de France (now Mauritius) in 1778-80. This extended exposure to the island not only inspired Paul et Virginie, but also led to one of the period's fullest and most fascinating accounts of a colonial society and its daily life. First published in 1773, Voyage à L'Isle de France is now available in this newly translated and annotated edition-Journey to Mauritius. 

Structured into a series of letters, Bernardin's survey of Mauritius includes a detailed description of the island's geography, flora, and fauna. Describing the closed nature of colonial society, he also provides a chilling picture of the cruelties of plantation life and slavery. Mixing indignation with a lyrical appreciation of the island's beauty, Bernardin provides us with one of the earliest examples of a walking guide as he details Mauritius' sights and landscapes. From the disappearance of the dodo to the mosaic of multiracial Port Louis little escapes the author's curious gaze. 

An introduction sets this travel account in its historical context, discussing Bernardin's life and ideas. It also explores its contribution to travel writing and its relevance to modern-day Mauritius. Illustrated with period engravings, Journey to Mauritius will be of interest to those visiting the island as well as students of anti-slavery movement, colonialism, and travel writing. 

About the Author
A friend and disciple of Rousseau, Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737-1814) was a naturalist and influential social critic as well as a successful author. A military engineer by training, he was instrumental in popularizing pastoral fiction with Paul et Virginie. Jason Wilson, Professor of Latin American literature at University College, London, was born in Mauritius and is the author of books on Alexander von Humboldt and Octavio Paz, and Buenos Aires: A Cultural and Literary Companion.
Paperback from Interlink Pub Group

Mauritius Travel Map
by Globetrotter
Map from New Holland Publishers (UK) LTD
Guide to Mauritius (Country Guides)
by Royston Ellis
Paperback from BRADT Travel Guides

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Mauritius, Rodrigues & Reunion, 5th: The Bradt Travel Guide
by Royston Ellis, Alex Richards, Derek Schuurman
Paperback from Bradt Travel Guides

This Is Mauritius
by Alan Mountain
Paperback from New Holland/Struik
Lonely Planet Mauritius Reunion & Seychelles (Country Guide)
by Jan Dodd, Madeleine Philippe
Paperback from Lonely Planet
Spectrum Guide to Mauritius (Serial)
by Camerapix
Paperback from Interlink Pub Group
Visitors Guide to Mauritius (Serial)
by Katerina Roberts, Eric Roberts, Hunter Publishing
Paperback from Hunter Publishing, Inc.
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Secret Africa
by Lawrence George Green
Unknown Binding from Howard Timmins
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Guide to Mauritius
by Hunter Publishing
Paperback from Hunter Publishing
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Mauritius Traveller's Map
by Map
Paperback from Macmillan Education
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Visitor's Guide: Mauritius, Rodrigues and Reunion (Visitor's Guide)
by Eric Roberts, Katerina Roberts
Paperback from World Leisure Marketing

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Les Sites De Plongee De L'ille Maurice (French)
by Alan Mountain
Unknown Binding from Struik Publishers (Pty) Ltd
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