Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)
In more than a century since its appearance, José Rizal's Noli Me Tangere has become widely known as the great novel of the Philippines. A passionate love story set against the ugly political backdrop of repression, torture, and murder, "The Noli," as it is called in the Philippines, was the... show more
In more than a century since its appearance, José Rizal's Noli Me Tangere has become widely known as the great novel of the Philippines. A passionate love story set against the ugly political backdrop of repression, torture, and murder, "The Noli," as it is called in the Philippines, was the first major artistic manifestation of Asian resistance to European colonialism, and Rizal became a guiding conscience—and martyr—for the revolution that would subsequently rise up in the Spanish province. This new translation includes an extensive introduction and notes that draw on a wealth of Rizal scholarship This is the first work of Filipino literature to be published in Penguin Classics
Publish date: 2006-06-27
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
, 19th Century
, Asian Literature
Reading and studying this novel by our National Hero is part of the curriculum in high school and sometimes also in college. Required or not, I actually liked this novel. It somewhat opened my eyes on the reality and gravity of the cruelty of the Spaniards and their cultural contributions during the...
I reserve my 5-star rating for when I reread this novel and when I fully comprehend it. Though when I read this as a requirement in high school, I was awed by how brilliantly Rizal wrote it, respected him at last and finally understood why he was our national hero, and I loved my mother tongue even ...
This book was made by our National Hero, Jose Rizal back when he was in Germany. It was made when the Spaniards are currently wrecking havoc in our land, Philippines. Rizal chose to do his own battle by writing a novel instead of arms.Noli Me Tangere revolves around in Crisostomo Ibarra. He was a go...
This is a long book and rich with meaning. Although a grim book, there is a lot of humor in it. Some parts of it made me laugh out loud, and, still, because it was set in a different time and culture, I know I missed a lot of allusion in it. While reading it, I could tell that I wasn't understanding...