SILANG NAGIGISING SA MADALING-ARAW;
Ang Nobelang Iloko at si Constante C. Casabar
Ni Noemi Ulep Rosal
Sa kanyang librong The Origins and Rise of the Filipino Novel, sinabi ng kilalang manunulat, kritiko, at iskolar sa panitikan na si Resil Mojares:
The rise of the novel is tied to objective changes in Philippine society. The late nineteenth century is the key seminal period in the growth of the Filipino novel. Empirical tendencies…became more fully expressed. Economic changes in the colony, the holder intrusion of the contemporary world through the developments in trade and travel and the agency of a better-informed intelligentsia, the changing content of the European world itself, the emergence of native printing and publishing; these factors shaped a mileu which favored the rise of the novel.
Pahayag itong totoo hindi lamang sa nobelang Ingles at Tagalog kundi maging sa mga nobela sa bernakular.