The Prophet

Author(s): Kahlil Gibran

Classics

First published in the 1920s, this book attempts to provide the reader with a guide to living. Gibran lets his protagonist, called simply the prophet, deliver homilies on a variety of topics central to daily life: love marriage and children, work and play, possessions, beauty, truth, joy and sorrow and death.


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Hailed as the Bible of the twentieth century, The Prophet is the iconic religious book in the modern world. This perennial bestseller made Gibran the third bestselling poet in the world after William Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu, the Chinese philosopher and founder of the religious lifestyle Taoism. It has been translated into more than fifty languages and sells over 5000 copies a week worldwide.

Poet, philosopher and artist, Kahlil Gibran was born in 1883 near Mount Lebanon, a region that has produced many prophets. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited in the great capitals of the world and compared by Auguste Rodin to the work of William Blake. Kahlil Gibran died in 1931. His most famous work The Prophet, was published in 1923. By the time of his death, it was already firmly established as a classic book.

General Fields

  • : 9780434290819
  • : Cornerstone
  • : William Heinemann Ltd
  • : September 1993
  • : 172mm X 133mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 811.52
  • : 811.52
  • : Kahlil Gibran
  • : Kahlil Gibran
  • : Gift edition
  • : Ill.
  • : Gift edition
  • : Ill.
  • : Hardback
  • : Poetry texts & anthologies
  • : Hardback
  • : Poetry texts & anthologies
  • : 128
  • : 128