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Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere on iPad

on June 30, 2011

Noli Me Tangere (The Social Cancer) was first published in 1887 in Berlin Germany written in Spanish language. This novel is about the tragic love of Crisostomo Ibarra and Maria Clara whose love was broken by circumstances created by the corruption in the clergy and government during the Spanish Rule in the Philippines. This is a powerful novel that sparked the Spanish revolution in the Philippines more than a century ago.

In celebration of Jose Rizal‘s 150th year, Vibal Foundation will be publishing an Ipad version of Dr. Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere starting tomorrow, July 1. The e-book will read like an graphic novel, featuring beautiful illustrations and immersive score, portraying Rizal’s characters in a whole new light. The Noli Me Tangere e-book will be available both in Spanish and English. It will also feature a unique parallax effect for illustrations, which will allow users a rich reading experience on their iPads.

Here’s the video trailer of the novel:

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