Saturday, September 10, 2011

El Filibusterismo by Jose Rizal

Title: El Filibusterismo by Jose Rizal
Author: Leon Ma Guerrero
Synopsis: El Filibusterismo, also known by its English alternate title The Reign of Greed, is the second novel written by Philippine national hero Jose Rizal. It is the sequel to Noli Me Tangere and like the first book, was written in Spanish. It was first published in 1891 in Ghent, Belgium. This novel, together with the Noli Me Tangere, is said to have sparked the revolution against Spain in 1896. In it, Rizal presented the dilemma faced by the country as the people groaned under the foreign oppressor: to revolt would only lead to a change of masters, while to do nothing would keep the nation enslaved for generations. Rizal proposes a better way, through Father Florentino as he speaks to the dying Simoun: educate the natives, and when they shall have reached that stage where they would be willing to die for their principles, God Himself will supply the weapon, and "liberty will shine, like the first dawn."
Year Published: 1996, Manila, Philippines
ISBN: 971-27-0441-6
Format: Softbound, newsprint
Size: 9 x 6 inches
No. of Pages: 253 pages
Condition: Some very minor shelf-wear; moderate toning; cover pages slightly rubbed; overall GOOD condition
Weight: 290 grams

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HAC Code: 3I0034

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