El Filibusterismo

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Penguin, May 31, 2011 - Fiction - 368 pages
In the spirit of The Count of Monte Cristo and Les Misérables, a major new translation-José Rizal's stunning continuation of Noli Me Tangere.

José Rizal was one of the leading champions of Filipino nationalism and independence. His masterpiece, Noli Me Tangere, is widely considered to be the foundational novel of the Philippines. In this riveting continuation, which picks up the story thirteen years later, Rizal departs from the Noli's themes of innocent love and martyrdom to present a gripping tale of obsession and revenge. Clearly demonstrating Rizal's growth as a writer, and influenced by his exposure to international events, El Filibusterismo is a thrilling and suspenseful account of Filipino resistance to colonial rule that still resonates today.

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The follow-up book to Noli Me Tangere by the Filipino freedom writer. Continues the story and the issues of the previous book, but suggests a more violent response – which is not carried through. I ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Introduction
ON DECK
BELOW DECK
LEGENDS
CABESANGTALES Chapter 5 A COACHMANS CHRISTMAS
BASILIO
SIMOUN
MERRY CHRISTMAS
Chapter 21TYPICAL MANILANS
THE PERFORMANCE
A CORPSE
DREAMS
LAUGHTER AND WEEPING
BROADSIDES
THE FRIAR AND THE FILIPINO
TATAKUT Chapter 29 LAST WORD ON CAPTAINTIAGO Chapter 30JULÍ Chapter 31 THE CHIEF OF STAFF

COMMENTARIES
WEALTH AND POVERTY
LOS BAÑOS Chapter 12 PLÁCIDO PENITENTE Chapter 13 THE PHYSICS CLASS
A STUDENT HOUSE
SEÑOR PASTA Chapter 16 THE TRIBULATIONS OF A CHINAMAN
THE KIAPO FAIR
SLEIGHTS
Chapter 19THE FUSE
THE ARBITRATOR
THE EFFECT OF THE BROADSIDES
FINAL COUNCIL
THE WEDDING
THE PARTY
BENZAYBS PREDICAMENT Chapter 37 THE MYSTERY
POWER
CONCLUSION
Notes
Copyright

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José Rizal (1861–1896) is known as the hero of the Philippines and the greatest champion of Filipino nationalism and independence. He angered the Spanish authorities with Noli Me Tangere and its sequel and was executed.

Harold Augenbraum has published seven books on Latino literature of the United States, translated Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca’s Chronicle of the Narváez Expedition, the Filipino novelist José Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo for Penguin Classics, and with Ilan Stavans, the forthcoming The Plain in Flames by Juan Rulfo.

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