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The Prophet

The Prophet

by Kahlil Gibran, Tom Griffith


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The Prophet

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.

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ISBN-13: 9781853264856
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions, Limited
Publication date: 08/01/1997
Series: Classics of World Literature Series
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 63,254
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Kahlil Gibran, poet, philosopher, and artist was born in Lebanon, in 1883, and received his primary education in Beruit before emigrating with his parents to Boston in 1895. In 1889 he returned to Lebanon to continue his studies in Arabic before returning to Boston in 1903, around which time he met Mart Haskell, who would become his lifelong benefactor. In 1912, he settled in New York City and devoted himself to writing (both in Arabic and English) and to painting. Gibran died in 1931.

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Almustafa, the chosen and the beloved, who was a dawn unto his own day, had waited twelve years in the city of Orphalese for his ship that was to return and bear him back to the isle of his birth.

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Table of Contents

The Coming of the Ship3
On Love12
On Marriage16
On Children18
On Giving20
On Eating and Drinking24
On Work27
On Joy and Sorrow32
On Houses34
On Clothes38
On Buying and Selling40
On Crime and Punishment42
On Laws48
On Freedom51
On Reason and Passion55
On Pain58
On Self-Knowledge60
On Teaching62
On Friendship64
On Talking66
On Time68
On Good and Evil70
On Prayer74
On Pleasure77
On Beauty81
On Religion84
On Death87
The Farewell89

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The Prophet 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recently read this book and i am impressed. Kahlil Gibran's words are utterly realistic and haunting. It made me see the logic of love, sharing, marriage, etc. Reading it once is never enough because it is just too good. This book should be in everyone's collection and i don't think i'm the only one who'll gladly recommend this book.