The Prophet

The Prophet

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by Kahlil Gibran
     
 

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The Prophet is a book of 26 poetic essays written in English in 1923 by the Lebanese-American artist, philosopher and writer Khalil Gibran. In the book, the prophet Almustafa who has lived in the foreign city of Orphalese for 12 years is about to board a ship which will carry him home. He is stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses many issues of life and…  See more details below

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The Prophet is a book of 26 poetic essays written in English in 1923 by the Lebanese-American artist, philosopher and writer Khalil Gibran. In the book, the prophet Almustafa who has lived in the foreign city of Orphalese for 12 years is about to board a ship which will carry him home. He is stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses many issues of life and the human condition. The book is divided into chapters dealing with love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, houses, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012608772
Publisher:
United Holdings Group
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,317,669
File size:
196 KB

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The Prophet 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is one giant poem, which will probably say something new to you each time you read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A masterpiece
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my all-time favorite reads. I have a traditional hard back copy, but enjoy the convenience of being able to tap into it's inspiration any time, any where thanks to my Nook app. The format for this particular version is just text...no frills, but because I have the book in hard back, the format is adequate to my needs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this in the 60's at Bethany College and have collected copies from yard sales to give to friends. I have found no one who did not appreciate it. When you have finished this book, find the 'Complete Works of Kahlil Gibran,' awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A classic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With so many deep questions about relationships, life and love, The Prophet opens minds and hearts to deep and timeless answers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in arabic and i swear it changed my life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really changed my outlook on life.
CBus More than 1 year ago
A beautiful book - everyone should have this - easy to read yet profound. Brings great sadness to see this son of Lebanon, now that we experience the devstation to his country in recent years becaue of hard-line fundamentalists
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gilbran is incredible, his words compliment the soul's desire to be at peace with itself. It is a blueprint for knowledge with a foundation of peace. One of my favorite passages is when a young child says to the prophet,'Speak to us of talking'. The prophet replies,'We only speak when we cease to be at peace with our thoughts'. How true is that.? It really is a phenomenal book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I began reading this book when I was ten after my mother and step-father used a chapter of it for their wedding vows. I've read it many times since then and each time I got a new meaning from it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the realm of spiritual writing I can not think of another book that has changed my life on the deepest level. In its pages you will find a simple and poetic prose that reaches to the summit of the soul's natural splendor. Also, you will learn life's lessons in a most beautiful way - through the poet's art of symbols and metaphor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was 18 years old and it struck a nerve in me that I have never felt before by reading a book. It made me think about my life and the things that were going on at that particular point in my life. He made me break down my life and the things that were going on in it
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