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The Prophet

by Kahlil Gibran

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group | September 12, 1923 | Hardcover

The Prophet is rated 4.875 out of 5 by 8.
Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved classics of our time. Published in 1923, it has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies.

The Prophet
is a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and, above all, inspirational. Gibran’s musings are divided into twenty-eight chapters covering such sprawling topics as love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, housing, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death.

Each essay reveals deep insights into the impulses of the human heart and mind. The Chicago Post said of The Prophet: “Cadenced and vibrant with feeling, the words of Kahlil Gibran bring to one’s ears the majestic rhythm of Ecclesiastes . . . If there is a man or woman who can read this book without a quiet acceptance of a great man’s philosophy and a singing in the heart as of music born within, that man or woman is indeed dead to life and truth.”

With twelve full-page drawings by Gibran, this beautiful work makes an incredible gift for anyone seeking enlightenment and inspiration.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 128 pages, 8.53 × 5.69 × 0.59 in

Published: September 12, 1923

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0394404289

ISBN - 13: 9780394404288

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Omg I have been meaning to read this for the longest time and I finally bought it. This book, I must say, is a life changing one. Every poem, every word is something I can hold dear to my heart. When you read it, a light bulb lights up and you think 'hey, he's right'. His words are so soothing and calming. It is a must read.
Date published: 2012-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Prophet Amazing, philosophical text disguising itself as an effortless read. A life-changing book...especially the chapters on "love" and "marriage".
Date published: 2008-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Prophet - A Masterpiece Impossibly elegant and beautiful. This poetic collection of philosophical musings on Love, Children, Friendship, Pain, Death and just about every other aspect of the human condition, is a treasure. The spirituality shared transcends all religions. Since its publication in 1923, it has been translated into over twenty languages. The lessons are at once gentle, mystical, and compassionate. This is a work of art of the very highest order and speaks quietly of universal truths. It stands uniquely as a miracle of literary brilliance. Kahlil Gibran's masterwork is a gift to all of mankind. A wise and important book.
Date published: 2008-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An All Time Favourite - every one should own a copy! Kahlil Gibran brings the reader to a place of inner peace quicker than you can imagine! Gently and sweetly. Words that mark you for all time.
Date published: 2007-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An absolute must!! This was one of the quickest, easiest, but most amazing books I have ever read. Only 97 pages, it takes a little over 90 minutes to read, but the messages within the book are life changing. Some moments in the book find you struggling with the deep, literary and metaphorical language, but the messages that are clear will change the way you think about, and see life.
Date published: 2005-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, thought provoking This book is quite short, but highly condensed and should take the reader awhile to read and stop and think about the content. It seems as thought not one word is misused or out of place...beautifully written, highly insightful and immensely thought provoking.
Date published: 2003-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from tear stained pages the most haunting yet beautiful book i have ever read in my entire life. there aren't words to express how wonderful, inspiring, and spiritual the writings of kahlil gibran are. 'the prophet' is a very recommended read for every human being walking this earth. it gives great, non-biased insight onto the simplest, yet basic 'stages' in everyone's lives. from love to death. so much so, that it has the power to influence--in a positive manner. guaranteed that after reading the book, it will be stained with tears.
Date published: 2000-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Missed I misplaced my copy of this amazing book almost two decades ago, after a brief ownership of 6 years. Though it's been a long time since I've had a chance to read Mr. Gibran's text, the beauty and imagery of this book still remain. I especially loved his chapter on children and have often thought about his wisdom as my own have arrived and grown in front of me. This is a book even the most 'fundamental' of Christians can read and still hear the whisper of the Spirit all through it. Though an unbeliever when I first owned it, I can attribute my journey towards an enduring faith because of it. Even if you are not of any particular faith or ideology, this book will speak to those hidden places in all of us. It really is like a fresh and flowing fountain in the dry, dusty courtyard of life. Go on, have a drink - once you try it, you'll come back for more.
Date published: 1999-08-19

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The Prophet

by Kahlil Gibran

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 128 pages, 8.53 × 5.69 × 0.59 in

Published: September 12, 1923

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0394404289

ISBN - 13: 9780394404288

From the Publisher

Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved classics of our time. Published in 1923, it has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies.

The Prophet
is a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and, above all, inspirational. Gibran’s musings are divided into twenty-eight chapters covering such sprawling topics as love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, housing, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death.

Each essay reveals deep insights into the impulses of the human heart and mind. The Chicago Post said of The Prophet: “Cadenced and vibrant with feeling, the words of Kahlil Gibran bring to one’s ears the majestic rhythm of Ecclesiastes . . . If there is a man or woman who can read this book without a quiet acceptance of a great man’s philosophy and a singing in the heart as of music born within, that man or woman is indeed dead to life and truth.”

With twelve full-page drawings by Gibran, this beautiful work makes an incredible gift for anyone seeking enlightenment and inspiration.

From the Jacket

A brilliant man''s philosophy on love, marriage, joy and sorrow, time, friendship and much more. Originally published in 1923 - translated into more than 20 languages. With 12 full page drawings by Gibran.

About the Author

Kahlil Gibran was born on January 6, 1883 in Northern Lebanon. He did not receive any formal education as a small child but had regular visits from the local priest who taught him the essentials of religion and the Bible, and the Syrian and Arabic languages. At the age of eight, Gibran's father was accused of tax evasion and thrown into an Ottoman jail. The authorities confiscated all of the family's possessions and the family had to stay with relatives. Gibran's strong and independent mother decided that it would be best for her family to start a new life in America, and on June 25, 1895, they emigrated to the United States. Gibran's father was released in 1894 but refused to join the family in the move. The rest of the family settled in Boston's South End, a highly Arabic community in which they felt very comfortable. They took over the running of a dry goods store and Gibran began to attend Boston public schools. In 1896, Gibran met Fred Holland Day, who opened up many cultural doors for Gibran, showing him the wonders of the artistic community that thrived in Boston. Day had Gibran's images made into cover designs for books in 1898, earning Gibran fame at an early age in the Boston art circles. His family, not wanting Gibran to be lost in this new world, forced him to return to Lebanon to complete his education and learn the Arabic language. In 1898 he enrolled in Madrasat-al-Hikmah, a Masonite-founded school, which offered a nationalistic curriculum partial to church wri
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Each generation discovers anew the poetry and the wisdom of Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet", as he addresses the major themes of our daily lives.
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