Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)

Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)

Introduction by:
Notes by:

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  • 480 Pages
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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.
Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)

Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)

Jose Rizal, Introduction by: Harold Augenbraum, Translator: Harold Augenbraum, Notes by: Harold Augenbraum


“A beautiful new translation… Rizal’s rich, moving novel…[is] perhaps the most important novel in Philippine literature.” —Jessica Hagedorn

Table of Contents

Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)Introduction by Harold Augenbraum
A Note on the Translation
Suggestions for Further Reading

Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)

To My Country

1. A Gathering
2. Crisostomo Ibarra
3. Dinner
4. Heretic and Subversive
5. A Star in the Dark Night
6. Captain Tiago
7. Idyll on a Terrace
8. Memories
9. National Affairs
10. The Village
11. Sovereignty
12. All Saints
13. The Storm Brews
14. Tasio, Madman or Philosopher
15. The Sextons
16. Sisa
17. Basilio
18. Souls in Torment
19. Adventures of a Schoolmaster
20. The Meeting at City Hall
21. A Mother’s Tale
22. Light and Shadow
23. A Fishing Expedition
24. In the Forest
25. At the Philosopher’s House
26. Festival Eve
27. At Nightfall
28. Correspondences
29. Morning
30. In the Church
31. The Sermon
32. The Crane
33. Freedom of Thought
34. The Banquet
36. The First Cloud
37. His Excellency
38. The Procession
39. Doña Consolacion
40. Right and Might
41. Two Visitors
42. The de Espadañas
43. Plans
44. An Examination of Conscience
45. The Persecuted
46. The Cockpit
47. Two Ladies
48. An Enigma
49. Voice of the Persecuted
50. Elias’s Family
51. Changes
52. The Card of the Dead and the Shadows
53. Il buon di si conosce da mattina
54. Quid quid latet
55. Catastrophe
56. What Is Said and What Is Believed
57. Vae victus!
58. The Accused
59. Homeland and Interests
60. Maria Clara Weds
61. Pursuit on the Lake
62. Father Damaso Explains Himself
63. Christmas Eve

Appendix: Elias and Salome

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