The Mauritius Command Setting & Symbolism

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Rodriguez

Rodriguez is the eastern-most island in a chain of three islands that forms the basic setting of the novel. Rodriguez is in English control throughout the narrative and has been garrisoned by British infantry. A tiny islet near Rodriguez, Flat Island, is often used by the English naval forces as a re-watering locale. Rodriguez is the scene of much planning but little action throughout the novel.

Mauritius

Mauritius is the central island in a chain of three islands that forms the basic setting of the novel. Mauritius is in French control throughout most of the narrative and is a strongly fortified French redoubt. Much of the latter half of the novel focuses on the land and naval combats carried out in and around Mauritius—a detailed map of the island is provided in the book's front matter.

La Reunion

La Reunion is the western-most island in...

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