Noli Me Tangere

Topics: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Philippines / Pages: 3 (682 words) / Published: Sep 19th, 2013
NOLI ME TANGERE, 1887
*During the gloomy winter of Berlin*
-Rizal was famished, sick, and despondent.
-Notwithstanding his empty stomach, his painful coughing, and his despairing spirit, he continued writing his first novel.
-He finished the novel on February 21, 1887
It was the Noli Me Tangere. His first novel.

*Idea of Writing A Novel on Philippines*
- His reading Harriet Beecher Stowe’s uncle Tom’s Cabin. which portrays the brutalities of American slave-owners and the pathetic conditions of the unfortunate negro, slaves, inspired Dr. Rizal to prepare a novel on the Philippines.
-He was then a student in the Central University of Madrid.
-In a reunion of Filipinos in the house of the paternos in Madrid on January 2, 1884.
-Among whom were the paternos (Pedro, Maximino, and Antonio), Graciano Lopez Jaena, Evaristo Aguirre, Eduardo do de lete, Julio Llorante, and Valentin Ventura.

*The Writing of the ”Noli.”*
-Toward the 1884, Rizal began writing the novel in Madrid and finished about one –haft of it.
-He went to Paris in 1885, after completing his studies in the Universidad Central de Madrid.
-He wrote the last fourth of the novel in Germany.
-During the dark days of December, 1886.
-He wrote to his friend, Fernando Canon; “I did not believe that the Noli Me Tangere would ever be published when I was in Berlin, heart-broken weakened, and discouraged from hunger and deprivation.
-In mid-December, a telegram Barcelona arrived.
-It was sent by Dr.Maximo Viola.

*The Man who Saved the “Noli.”*
-The first edition of the Noli was printed in Berlin in 1887.
-The cost of printing was 300 pesos (advance by Vioa) for 2,000 copies.
- A dedicatory autograph as follows: “To my dear Friend, Maximo Viola , the first to read and appreciate my work
- Jose Rizal, March 29, 1887, Berlin.”
-This Date- March 29, 1887, is a significant date for it was when the Noli Me Tangere came off the press.

*The Title of the Novel.*
-The title Noli Me Tangere,

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