Topics: Philippines, José Rizal, El filibusterismo Pages: 4 (1163 words) Published: January 29, 2013
* El Filibusterismo/El Fili is the sequel of Jose Rizal’s first novel (Noli Me Tangere). * The title of Jose Rizal’s second novel was based on his experience in 1872 when he first heard the word “filibustero” during the height of the issue on GOM-BUR-ZA’s execution. * The English version of this novel is entitled “The Reign of Greed.” * A year after his stint as a town doctor in Calamba, Jose Rizal made changes in the plot and edited some chapters of the novel. * Gregorio Zaide noted that Rizal finished the original manuscript of El Fili in Biarritz. Ambeth Ocampo, on the other hand, wrote that Rizal completed the manuscript in Brussels, Belgium. * It took three years for Dr. Jose Rizal to finish El Fili. PUBLICATION OF EL FILIBUSTERISMO

* Two Views
* Gregorio Zaide
* It was Jose Rizal who canvassed printing shops to print his novel. He carefully searched every printing press in Ghent and found F. Meyer van Loo press at No. 66 Viaanderen Street. * Ambeth Ocampo

* It was Jose Alejandrino who searched for a cheap printing press and subsequently recommended the same company. * Jose Rizal pawned all his jewelries in order to pay the down payment for the printing of his second novel. Fortunately, Jose Ma. Basa and Rodriguez Arias sent him some funds to spend for his every day needs. * Rizal thought of throwing the whole manuscript of El Fili into the flames. * Fortunately, Valentin Ventura sent him sufficient funds to complete the printing of his book. * September 18, 1891 – copies of El Filibusterismo were released in the printing press. * As a sign of gratitude, Jose Rizal sent complementary copies to: * Jose Ma. Basa

* Sixto Lopez
* Ferdinand Blumentritt
* Mariano Ponce
* Graciano Lopez Jaena
* Trinidad H. Pardo de Tavera
* Antonio and Juan Luna
* He also sent the original manuscript of the novel to Valentin Ventura....
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