Voyage to the Isle of France by Bernardin De Saint Pierre

Voyage to the Isle of France

byBernardin De Saint Pierre

Kobo ebook | December 6, 2012

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Voyage to the Isle of France
I.—Miseries of Slavery
In 1768 Bernardin de Saint Pierre (see Fiction) was sent out to Mauritius, which was then a French colony called the Isle of France, to fortify it against the English. He found it was not worth fortifying, and, after an absence of three years, he returned to France, and in 1773 published his famous "Voyage to the Isle of France," and thereby made his name. It gave him a position similar to that which Defoe occupies in England, for by means of it he introduced into French literature the exotic element which he afterwards expanded in "Paul and Virginia." He was the first French writer of genius to apply the art of description in depicting the life and scenery of far-distant lands. Finally, it is interesting to remark on the general change which has taken place in the treatment of subject native races since the time when Saint Pierre wrote, even though such atrocities as came to light in the recent Congo scandal may be still burning themselves out in isolated instances.

Title:Voyage to the Isle of FranceFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 6, 2012Publisher:Zhingoora BooksLanguage:English

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