The Reign of Greed or El Filibusterismo, Jose Rizal’s second novel.
Bli först att boken The Reign of Greed.
After more than a decade in self-imposed exile under an assumed name, Crisostomo Ibarra returns once again to his homeland, now as Simoun, a jeweler, and plots to incite mass action to topple the torpid trestle of the Spanish Colonizers in the Philippines. Joining him are a Chinese weapons smuggler called Quiroga; a man named Kabesang Tales, formerly a farmer now head of a group of bandits striking targets at the fringes of the city; and Basilio, a young, aspiring doctor and pacifist now turned revolutionary after a beloved’s death. The crux of their treasonous plot sits on the slowly dying light of the flickering wick of a kerosene oil lamp, offered as a gift for the wedding of the decade… the countdown to the first staggering blow of the Philippine Revolution is on. Introducing The Reign of Greed, Charles Derbyshire’s English translation of Jose Rizal’s beautiful, murderous, revolutionary masterpiece El Filibusterismo, the second of two books that dared to inspire a nation.
The Reign of Greed or El Filibusterismo
Herrera-Lim will present the Library with copies of the original manuscripts of two of Rizal’s best-known works, Noli Me Tangere (translated as The Social Cancer or Touch Me Not) and its sequel, El Filibusterismo (The Reign of Greed). Both offer an unflinching portrayal of the abuse suffered by Filipinos under Spanish rule, and are widely considered classic works of Filipino literature.