A Child of Sorrow

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For the 1956 film, see Child of Sorrow (film).

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.