Noli Me Tangere (The Social Cancer)

José RIZAL (1861 - 1896), translated by Charles DERBYSHIRE (? - ?)

Noli Me Tangere (Latin for Touch Me Not) is a novel by the National Hero of the Philippines, Dr. José Rizal. It was originally written in Spanish, and first published in Germany in 1887. Noli Me Tangere exposed the corruption and abuse of the Spanish government and clergy towards the Philippine people and the ills of the Philippine society. This novel, and its sequel El Filibusterismo were banned in many parts of the Islands. Rizal was later arrested for inciting rebellion, based largely on his writings, and was executed in Manila. Noli Me Tangere, and the execution of Rizal, indirectly influenced the Philippine revolution from Spain. Today, Noli Me Tangere is required reading in all Philippine Schools. (Summary by JoeD)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Translator's Introduction, part 1 Availle
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Play 01 Translator's Introduction, part 2 Availle
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Play 02 Translator's Introduction, part 3 Availle
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Play 03 Translator's Introduction, part 4 Availle
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Play 04 Chapter 1 - A Social Gathering Availle
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Play 05 Chapter 2 - Crisostomo Ibarra Availle
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Play 06 Chapter 3 - The Dinner Availle
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Play 07 Chapter 4 - Heretic and Filibuster Availle
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Play 08 Chapter 5 - A Star in a Dark Night Availle
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Play 09 Chapter 6 - Capitan Tiago Availle
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Play 10 Chapter 7 - An Idyl on an Azotea Availle
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Play 11 Chapter 8 - Recollections Availle
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Play 12 Chapter 9 - Local Affairs Availle
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Play 13 Chapter 10 - The Town Availle
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Play 14 Chapter 11- The Rulers Availle
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Play 15 Chapter 12 - All Saints Availle
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Play 16 Chapter 13 - Signs of Storm Availle
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Play 17 Chapter 14 - Tasio: Lunatic or Sage Availle
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Play 18 Chapter 15 - The Sacristans Availle
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Play 19 Chapter 16 - Sisa Availle
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Play 20 Chapter 17 - Basilio Availle
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Play 21 Chapter 18 - Souls In Torment Availle
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Play 22 Chapter 19 - A Schoolmaster’s Difficulties Availle
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Play 23 Chapter 20 - The Meeting in the Town Hall Availle
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Play 24 Chapter 21 - The Story of a Mother Availle
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Play 25 Chapter 22 - Lights and Shadows Availle
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Play 26 Chapter 23 - Fishing Availle
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Play 27 Chapter 24 - In the Wood Availle
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Play 28 Chapter 25 - In the House of the Sage Availle
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Play 29 Chapter 26 - The Eve of the Fiesta Availle
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Play 30 Chapter 27 - In the Twilight Availle
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Play 31 Chapter 28 - Correspondence Availle
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Play 32 Chapter 29 - The Morning Availle
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Play 33 Chapter 30 - In the Church Availle
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Play 34 Chapter 31 - The Sermon Availle
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Play 35 Chapter 32 - The Derrick Availle
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Play 36 Chapter 33 - Free Thought Availle
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Play 37 Chapter 34 - The Dinner Availle
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Play 38 Chapter 35 - Comments Availle
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Play 39 Chapter 36 -The First Cloud Availle
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Play 40 Chapter 37 - His Excellency Availle
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Play 41 Chapter 38 - The Procession Availle
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Play 42 Chapter 39 - Doña Consolación Availle
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Play 43 Chapter 40 - Right and Might Availle
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Play 44 Chapter 41 - Two Visits Availle
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Play 45 Chapter 42 - The Espadañas Availle
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Play 46 Chapter 43 - Plans Availle
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Play 47 Chapter 44 - An Examination of Conscience Availle
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Play 48 Chapter 45 - The Hunted Availle
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Play 49 Chapter 46 - The Cockpit Availle
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Play 50 Chapter 47 - The Two Señoras Availle
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Play 51 Chapter 48 - The Enigma Availle
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Play 52 Chapter 49 - The Voice of the Hunted Availle
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Play 53 Chapter 50 - Elias’s Story Availle
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Play 54 Chapter 51 - Exchanges Availle
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Play 55 Chapter 52 - The Cards of the Dead and the Shadows Availle
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Play 56 Chapter 53 - Il Buon Dí Si Conosce Da Mattina Availle
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Play 57 Chapter 54 - Revelations Availle
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Play 58 Chapter 55 - The Catastrophe Availle
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Play 59 Chapter 56 - Rumors and Belief Availle
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Play 60 Chapter 57 - Vae Victis! Availle
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Play 61 Chapter 58 - The Accursed Availle
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Play 62 Chapter 59 - Patriotism and Private Interests Availle
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Play 63 Chapter 60 - Maria Clara Weds Availle
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Play 64 Chapter 61 - The Chase on the Lake Availle
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Play 65 Chapter 62 - Padre Damaso Explains Availle
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Play 66 Chapter 63 - Christmas Eve Availle
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Play 67 Epilogue Availle
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