The Prophet - Kahlil Gabran - The Authentic Work [NOOK Book]

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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, ...
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The Prophet - Kahlil Gabran - The Authentic Work

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013038226
  • Publisher: Bentley Loft
  • Publication date: 8/23/2011
  • Series: Special Productions , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 604,126
  • File size: 780 KB

Meet the Author

Khalil Gibran (Arabic pronunciation: [xaˈliːl ʒiˈbrɑːn],[see note]; born Gubran Khalil Gubran,[1] in academic contexts often spelled Jubrān Khalīl Jubrān,[2]:217[3]:255 Jibrān Khalīl Jibrān,[2]:217[4]:559 or Jibrān Xalīl Jibrān;[5]:189 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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  • Posted September 3, 2011

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    Great Read!!!

    Very insightful book. I thought alot about life after this.

    The formatting is perfect as well which makes it a joy to read on my nook.

    Worth every cent.

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