An incendiary novel that brings to light the long-drawn-out indignities suffered by ordinary Filipinos at the hands of the Spanish friars and statesmen in the 19th century, El Filibusterismo continues thirteen years after the events of Noli Me Tangere. The idealistic and intellectual Crisostomo Ibarra resurrects as the wealthy jeweler, Simoun and sows the seeds and guns for an armed uprising against the Spanish through his influence on the Governor General and his social clout in Manila's upper echelons. In this second novel Rizal continues to wrestle with the need for reforms in the Philippines, which yields some dark and difficult answers that brought about not only his execution, but also the first nationalist revolution in Asia.
Anvil Publishing, Philippines
Softcover / 7.5 x 5.5 inches / 234 pages / BW