Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)

Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)

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by Jose Rizal
     
 

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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

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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. BACKCOVER: A beautiful new translation... Rizal's rich, moving novel...[is] perhaps the most important novel in Philippine literature.
—Jessica Hagedorn

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"A beautiful new translation... Rizal's rich, moving novel...[is] perhaps the most important novel in Philippine literature." —Jessica Hagedorn

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143039693
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/27/2006
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Translatio
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
359,881
Product dimensions:
5.05(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"A beautiful new translation... Rizal's rich, moving novel...[is] perhaps the most important novel in Philippine literature." —Jessica Hagedorn

Meet the Author

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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Noli Me Tangere 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Dick Alan Apostol More than 1 year ago
This novel really captivates how the people were treated that time. I think this book is really reflected during the author's time. He had a very detailed plot with stunning dialogue. This book would have so many dangerous content if you lived during the author's time. Learn about him!! His name is Jose Rizal, a martyr of the Philippines. Three stars and a sun! Woohoo!
bejtenorio More than 1 year ago
I first started reading this novel when I was in grade 4. Due to a strong typhoon, we had no school for 2 days and had a long weekend. I had nothing to do, and with no electricity, I was forced to read this to keep myself occupied. I was not aware that it would be the start of my book reading hobby, but most important, my love of Philippine history. I was so touched of the fate of Crispin and Basilio, and embarrassed by the ineptness, ignorance and arrogance, and the complacency of the Filipinos as depicted in the story. If you want to know a Filipino, read this book. Sad to say, it is still so true today.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best book of our times... though it is required and very hard to study in high school years ( i bet, every young Filipino will agree), you'll never regret in the end...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
However nowhere in the description does it explain that the book is not translated. I wish i could give it a five star rating but if you want to read you hould be able to read tagalog.