Noli Me Tángere

Noli Me Tángere

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.

Title:Noli Me Tángere
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780143039693
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    Noli Me Tángere Reviews

  • K.D. Absolutely

    This book is the most important literary work in the Philippines. One hundred twenty-six (126) after it was written, its message is still relevant to us Filipinos. I have also read a lot of other book...

  • Cheryl

    At age thirty-five, José Rizal was sentenced to death by a firing squad because of what he wrote. Even at death he was a rebel, refusing a blindfold and requesting to face his executors. After over t...

  • K.D. Absolutely

    My third time to read this most important novel ever in the Philippines. The first two, I read in Tagalog (in high school as a requirement and two years ago as a group read in a book club). This time,...

  • Louize

    Dr. Jose Rizal wrote two novels in an attempt to stir the Filipino’s thoughts and emotions; and with great hope that freedom may be obtained in a peaceful way – without the violence that had claim...

  • Lisa

    The pen is mightier than the sword, they say, and it is not often that one has the opportunity to read a novel that has forged an independence movement. Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) (1887) by José ...

  • Jenn McCollum Avery

    When I picked up a novel with a stunning title like Noli Me Tangere (Touch me Not), I expected to encounter a work dredged in corporeal, visceral experience and language. I wanted a novel centered on ...

  • Bennard

    from The Book Hooligan"I die without seeing the dawn brighten over my native land! You, who have it to see, welcome it — and forget not those who have fallen during the night!" - EliasI know of two ...

  • RE de Leon

    The Bookmark/Locsin Translation of Noli Me Tangere (aka "The Social Cancer") is my 200th BookReads book! :D I've sorta been adding random picks from my shelves all this time (and logging in all the ne...

  • Harry Rutherford

    Noli Me Tangere is described on the back cover as ‘The novel that sparked the Philippine revolution’. Which sounds a bit hyperbolic, but apparently the publication of the novel in 1887 was an impo...

  • Nick

    "Noli Me Tangere" is one of those rare books that can truly be called revolutionary in any sense other than style. Jose Rizal's critique of Philippine society under the Spanish crown and Catholicism i...