El Filibusterismo: Subversion : a Sequel to Noli Me Tangere (Google eBook)

Front Cover
University of Hawaii Press, Jan 1, 2007 - Fiction - 342 pages
34 Reviews
El Filibusterismo (The Subversive) is the second novel by Jose Rizal (1861-1896), national hero of the Philippines. Like its predecessor, the better-known Noli Me Tangere, the Fili was written in Castilian while Rizal was traveling and studying in Europe. It was published in Ghent in 1891 and later translated into English, German, French, Japanese, Tagalog, Ilonggo, and other languages. A nationalist novel by an author who has been called "the first Filipino," its nature as a social document of the late-nineteenth-century Philippines is often emphasized. For many years copies of the Fili were smuggled into the Philippines after it was condemned as subversive by the Spanish authorities. Characters from the Noli (Basilio, Dona Victorina, Padre Salvi) return while new ones are introduced: Simoun, the transformed Ibarra; Cabesang Tales and his struggle for justice; the nationalist student Isagani; the Indio priest Padre Florentino. Through them the colonial milieu is expanded--its officialdom, education, legal system, power plays, social patterns--and seen anew as context for conflict and insight. Translator Soledad Lacson-Locsin is the first to have worked from facsimile editions of the original manuscripts. The result is the most authoritative and faithful English translation to date, one which attempts to preserve in English the cadence and color of the original.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
20
4 stars
10
3 stars
3
2 stars
1
1 star
0

Jose Rizal is truly one of my writing idols. - Goodreads
I hated the ending though. - Goodreads
The ending of this books was like an ambush on me. - Goodreads

Review: El Filibusterismo (Subversion)

User Review  - Raine Jayme - Goodreads

Tragic and has a lot of action. I really felt bad about what happened to Maria Clara. Read full review

Review: El Filibusterismo (Subversion)

User Review  - Arcel - Goodreads

One of my favorites when I was young. :) Read full review

Contents

On Deck
1
Below Deck
11
Legends
19
Cabesang Tales
25
A Cocheros Christmas Eve
35
Basilio
41
Simoun
48
Merry Christmas
59
The Performance
181
A Corpse
194
Dreams
202
Laughter and Tears
212
Pasquinades
220
The Friar and the Filipino
226
Panic
236
Last Words about Capitan Tiago
245

Pilates
63
Wealth and Misery
66
Los Baños
76
Plácido Penitente
90
A Class in Physics
98
A Students Lodging House
109
Señor Pasta
120
The Tribulations of a Chinaman
128
The Quiapo Fair
138
Deceptions
143
The Fuse
151
The Ponente
161
Manila Characters
170
Juli
249
The High Official
259
Consequences of the Posters
265
The Final Argument
270
The Wedding
277
The Fiesta
282
The Predicaments of Ben Zayb
290
Mystery
296
A Trick of Fate
301
The Final Chapter
306
Notes
317
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information