El Filibusterismo (Paperback)

By Jose Rizal, Harold Augenbraum (Translator), Harold Augenbraum (Introduction by)

Penguin Books, 9780143106395, 339pp.

Publication Date: May 31, 2011



In the spirit of The Count of Monte Cristo and Les Miserables, a major new translation-Jose Rizal's stunning continuation of Noli Me Tangere.

Jose 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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About the Author

Jose 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 Nunez Cabeza de Vaca's Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition, the Filipino novelist Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo for Penguin Classics, and with Ilan Stavans, the forthcoming The Plain in Flames by Juan Rulfo.