The Prophet is a classic work of poetry essays in English by the Lebanese philosopher, Khalil Gibran. Summary of the Book Almustafa, the titular Prophet, has been living in the foreign city of Orphalese for 12 years. As he tries to board a ship to return home, a group of people stop him and he begins discussing a number of topics with them. In this book, Khalil Gibran describes life and the human condition through chapters on love, crime and punishment, teaching, good and evil, pleasure, beauty, religion, freedom, legislature and death. Since its publishing, this book has never gone out of print and it has been a popular collection of poetry ever since. This edition includes the complete text and illustrations by Gibran himself. About Khalil Gibran Gibran Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese poet, artist and philosopher. His work rose to popularity during the 1960s counterculture, and he is one of the three best-selling poets of all time.
A book of twenty-six poetic essays written in English, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is full of religious inspirations. With the twelve illustrations drawn by the author himself, the book took more than eleven years to be formulated and perfected and is Gibran’s best-known work. It represents the height of his literary career as he came to be noted as 'the Bard of Washington Street.' Captivating and vivified with feeling, The Prophet has been translated into forty languages throughout the world and is considered the most widely read book of the twentieth century. Its first edition of 1300 copies sold out within a month.
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