El Filibusterismo (The Reign of Greed)

El Filibusterismo (The Reign of Greed)

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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 belovedA•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 decadeA‰ the countdown to the first staggering blow of the Philippine Revolution is on. Introducing El Filibusterismo, Jose RizalA•s beautiful, murderous, revolutionary masterpiece, the second of two books that dared to inspire a nation, translated into English by Charles Derbyshire, and enriched with art by Trizha Ko.an operatora#39;s blouse, cutting off legs and extracting bullets. a€œThe will of the government is in my hands, a€ said Simoun. a€œIa#39;ve diverted and wasted its feeble strength and resources on foolish expeditions, dazzling it withthe plunderit might seize.

Title:El Filibusterismo (The Reign of Greed)
Author:Jose P. Rizal
Publisher:Flipside Publishing -


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