Noli Me Tangere

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Author José Rizal
Country Philippines (first printing in Berlin)
Language Spanish
Genre(s) novel
Publisher
Publication date 1887
Media type Print
Followed by El filibusterismo

Noli Me Tangere is a Spanish-language novel by Filipino writer and national hero José Rizal, first published in 1887 in Berlin. The novel is commonly referred to by its shortened name Noli; the English translation was originally titled The Social Cancer, although recent publications have retained the original Latin.
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* 1 Title * 2 Plot summary * 3 Main points * 4 The Noli in Australia * 5 Film, TV or theatrical adaptations * 6 External links * 7 References

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During the inauguration of the school, Ibarra would have been killed in a sabotage had Elias not saved him. Instead the hired killer met an unfortunate incident and died. The sequence of events proved to be too traumatic for Maria Clara who got seriously ill but was luckily cured by the medicine Ibarra sent her. After the inauguration, Ibarra hosts a luncheon during which Father Dámaso again insults him. Ibarra ignores the priest's insolence, but when the latter slanders the memory of his dead father, he is no longer able to restrain himself and lunges at Father Dámaso, prepared to stab the latter for his impudence. His beloved Maria Clara stops him just in time. As a consequence, the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church excommunicates Ibarra. Father Dámaso takes this opportunity to persuade the already-hesitant father of Maria Clara to forbid his daughter from marrying Ibarra. The priest wishes Maria Clara to marry a Spanish named Linares who just arrived from Spain. With the help of the Captain General, Ibarra's excommunication is nullified and the Archbishop decides to accept him as a member of the Roman Catholic Church once again. But, as fate would have it, some incident of which Ibarra had known nothing about is blamed on him, and he is wrongly arrested and imprisoned. But the accusation against him is overruled because during the litigation that followed, nobody could testify that he was indeed involved. Unfortunately, his letter to Maria Clara

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