El Filibusterismo

El Filibusterismo

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. 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.(Subversion)

Title:El Filibusterismo
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780824831325
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    El Filibusterismo Reviews

  • K.D. Absolutely

    El Filibusterismo (The Filibustering) is the sequel of Noli Me Tangere. These were the two published novels by Dr. Jose Rizal, the national hero of my country, the Philippines. Noli and Fili, along wi...

  • Michael Gerald

    "In the meantime, while the Filipino people may not have sufficient energy to proclaim, with head high and chest bared, their rights to social life, and to guarantee it with their sacrifice, with thei...

  • Jr Bacdayan

    El Filibusterismo, is the second novel written by Philippine national hero José Rizal. It also serves as the sequel to his novel Noli Me Tangere. El Fili as it is popularly called, is a darker and mo...

  • Marj

    No reading is ever the same. When I first read this book as a requirement for high school, it was nothing to me as a lame, boring story of the past misfortunes by Dr. Rizal's brilliant mind. It was ye...

  • K.D. Absolutely

    My third time to read this book, El Filibusterismo but my first time to read it in English. My edition of this book (translated by Soledad Lacson-Locsin) won the 1996 NBDB National Book Award for Tran...

  • K.S.

    Not for me to criticize a piece of work that is not just a national treasure, but contributed to the execution of a man. In addition to providing a wonderfully detailed snapshot of those times, El Fil...

  • Apokripos

    The sequel to Rizal's masterpiece it stands as the most subversive work of them all!!!...

  • Zey

    El Fibusterismo (The Subversive) is the sequel to Noli Me Tangere (Touch me not). You have to give it to Rizal, he sure knew how to title his books! For me, book titles are as good as its cover. Aside...

  • JoPaul

    Jose Rizal did not fail the readers in making the sequel of Noli Me Tangere worth buying, worth reading and worth the praises and accolades. The venue for freedom was given importance with its dark pl...

  • iamjenai

    El Filibusterismo (The Subversive) is the sequel to Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) written by Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines. Rizal dedicated this book to the three martyr priests Do...