Noli Me Tangere Pdf is a Phillipine Nineteenth Century Classic Historical Fiction novel which means Touch me Not Written By Jose Rizal.
Noli Me Tangere Book Summary
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.
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About Jose Rizal Author Of Noli Me Tangere Pdf Book
Jose Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda Author Of Noli Me Tangere Pdf was a Filipino polymath, nationalist and the most prominent advocate for reforms in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. He is considered the Philippines’ national hero and the anniversary of Rizal’s death is commemorated as a Philippine holiday called Rizal Day. Rizal’s 1896 military trial and execution made him a martyr of the Philippine Revolution.
The seventh of eleven children born to a wealthy family in the town of Calamba, Laguna, Rizal attended the Ateneo Municipal de Manila, earning a Bachelor of Arts. He enrolled in Medicine and Philosophy and Letters at the University of Santo Tomas and then traveled alone to Madrid, Spain, where he continued his studies at the Universidad Central de Madrid, earning the degree of Licentiate in Medicine. He attended the University of Paris and earned a second doctorate at the University of Heidelberg. Rizal was a polyglot conversant in at least ten languages. He was a prolific poet, essayist, diarist, correspondent, and novelist whose most famous works were his two novels, Noli me Tangere and El filibusterismo. These are social commentaries on the Philippines that formed the nucleus of literature that inspired dissent among peaceful reformists and spurred the militancy of armed revolutionaries against the Spanish colonial authorities.
Noli Me Tangere pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information
- Publisher : Penguin Classics; Annotated edition (June 27, 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 480 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0143039695
- ISBN-13 : 978-0143039693
- Item Weight : 12.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.14 x 0.83 x 7.74 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #212,630 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #2,398 in Contemporary Literature & Fiction
- #6,337 in Classic Literature & Fiction
- #12,930 in Literary Fiction (Books)
- Customer Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars 245 ratings
Noli Me Tangere Book Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just an historical relic
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 8, 2015
This review pertains to the Howard Augenbraum translation published by Penguin (2006). I’d been expecting this novel to be mainly of historical interest, but it turned out to be quite enjoyable as well. There’s a surprising amount of satire and sarcasm, as well as red-hot indignation, that comes through in this translation. (And a day or two after I finished reading it I saw the Archbishop of the Philippines interviewed on the BBC, which brought home that there’s a great deal in the novel that remains topical, too.) Of course you may encounter some slower patches: for me, these were mainly some detailed descriptions of religious festivals. And some plot elements, such as the central romance, may seem rather quaint. But the whole thing compares favourably to a good Sir Walter Scott novel — with a lot more political spice, to boot.
The Penguin edition includes numerous endnotes to explain many allusions to local foods and customs, Latin tags, etc. (though I think the translator was a little shaky in his French and Latin in a couple of places). My one very tiny criticism is that a glossary would have been a better idea for most of those entries, since some terms in Tagalog and other languages appear often in the text but are defined only in the endnote attached to their first appearance; moreover the endnotes depart from the format used in most other Penguin Classics by not identifying the bit of text to which each note refers, making it difficult to read the endnotes pro- or retrospectively. But all in all, a very diverting read even for a reader like me, who lacks any personal or professional connection to the Philippines; I’ll definitely read the sequel.
5.0 out of 5 stars noli me tangere
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 6, 2010
a must for all freedom loving people. especially for the filipino youth. i dont know now, but during my time in a catholic school (from grade school to high school) this book was absent from our curiculum. i know about jose rizal, the author, i knew he wrote this novel but that was it. only when i transferred to another school in college when i read this novel. it was a very enlightening novel. i couldnt believe myself that a filipino could write a brilliant novel as noli even at that time. (when there was extreme censorship and not too many filipinos had access to higher education or maybe even to basic education). it was also full of satire/insult to the system and characters, depending who is reading it. i grew up in that catholic campus where we (students/kids) would meet the spanish priest in the afternoon doing their walks, smoking cigars, sometimes holding a rosary but they always had some candies for us kids and we would flock to them and they would tussle our hairs and asked us if we were behaving and being good students. and we would hang out in the seminary gym because of the olympic swimming pool, hardwood basketball court and played with them. so noli was an eye opener for me but i couldnt shake my fondness for those friars of my childhood. noli made me investigate more about the role of the church in the philippines. this novel is a perfect example of the pen is mightier than the sword. very well written, a classic. recommended even for non filipinos.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful novel – must for any personal library
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 18, 2021
The lyrical prose of Rizal is reminscent to that of Bulgakov and other European contemporaries. It is incredible that Noli Me Tangere was written in 1800’s Asia. A pivotal piece of literature which influenced the Phillippines Revolution. A cultural icon.