Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in the north of modern-day Lebanon (then part of Ottoman Mount Lebanon), as a young man he immigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero. 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 Prophet - Khalil Gibran (Complete Version)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… 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.
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I've bought seven or eight copies of The Prophet in just as many years; I've moved around a lot, and even though The Prophet is one of those books that I always try to have on-hand, inevitably I end-up somewhere for several months without a copy. I'm glad that won't happen again - and ninety-nine cents is almost too cheap to be fair in this case.
The cover image led me to assume that this "complete version" ebook would include Gibran's artwork from the print edition. Unfortunately, I only see the text for this book - no artwork. (Note that I am viewing this on Nook reader on an iPhone 5C; it might be different on a full-size Nook or on another tablet.) I am glad to have this book - especially at the current $2.99 sale price. But it does not seem "complete" to me. Caveat emptor.
I was given this book as a gift but it was a hardcover. Now I have it on my NOOK and I take it everywhere and read it all the time. Thanks for making it available.