Banaag at Sikat
First published in 1906 by Imprenta MacCulloch (Maynila), Banaag at Sikat is a story set during the early years of the American occupation of the Philippines. It is a revolutionary book that became the consummate novel of proletarian struggle to rise against injustice and inequality. Although hugely popular, the novel's theme of the emergence of Socialism in the Philippines failed to make a significant impression on readers, as the Filipino people were not yet ready to embrace the concept.
Banaag at Sikat was listed by Filipiniana.net as one of the 100 greatest Tagalog novels ever written.
- Aspillera, Paraluman, ed., Talambuhay ni Lope K. Santos, Maynila: Capitol Publishing House, 1972
- Santos, Lope K., Banaag at Sikat, Maynila: Imprenta McCulloch, Unag Pagkalimbag, 1906