Dimensions: 128 pages, 8.53 × 5.69 × 0.59 in
Published: September 12, 1923
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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
From Our Editors
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.