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The Prophet (Unabridged Edition)

The Prophet (Unabridged Edition)

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by Kahlil Gibran
     
 
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

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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:
2940012366535
Publisher:
Tellers Publishing
Publication date:
10/22/2009
Series:
Crown Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
55 KB

Meet the Author

Khalil Gibran (born Gubran Khalil Gubran; Arabic جبران خليل جبران , January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) also known as Kahlil Gibran, was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of the Ottoman Mount Lebanon mutasarrifate), as a young man he emigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. He is chiefly known in the English speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, and became extremely popular in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.

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Prophet (Full Version) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
DBellFL More than 1 year ago
I did not enjoy this at all, it's my own fault that I didn't realize it's all poems. I'm a pretty bright person but the work is so cryptic or the meaning is so deep within the poem that it was difficult to decipher. I understand this was a best seller worldwide but I couldn't get past page 5.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago