Noli Me Tangere by Jose Rizal & Harold Augenbraum
(Touch Me Not)

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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.

This new translation includes an extensive introduction and notes that draw on a wealth of Rizal scholarship
This is the first work of Filipino literature to be published in Penguin Classics

 

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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 is executive director of the National Book Foundation. He is the translator of the Penguin Classics edition of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca’s Chronicle of the Narváez Expedition.
 
Published June 27, 2006 by Penguin Classic. 484 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Comics & Graphic Novels, Travel. Non-fiction

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