A Child of Sorrow

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A Child of Sorrow is a 1921 novel by the Filipino author Zoilo Galang.[1] It is considered the first Philippine novel written in English.[2] Critics have suggested that the novel was heavily influenced by the sentimentalism of the Tagalog prose narratives of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.[3]


  1. ^ Dominador D. Buhain (1998). A History of Publishing in the Philippines. Quezon City: Rex Bookstore. p. 33. ISBN 971-23-2324-2.
  2. ^ Celedonio G. Aguilar (1994). Readings in Philippine Literature. Quezon City: Rex Bookstore. p. 179. ISBN 971-23-1564-9.
  3. ^ Michael Barr; Rachel Bean; Mark T. Berger; Chang Chiou Yi; Terence Chong; Christopher Dent; Lawrence Douglas; Michelle Felton; Luisa Igloria; Chris McNab; James Martin; Emmanuel K. Mbobi; Terry E. Miller; Jürgen Neuberg; Ian Proudfoot; Mina Roces; Katen Romano-Young; Henry Russell; Andrew J. Wood (2007). World and Its Peoples: Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Brunei. Tarrytown, New York: Marshall Cavendish. p. 1250. ISBN 0-7614-7642-3.