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  • Published: 1 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099528449
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $14.99

The Prophet




The original self-help book and international bestseller

The original self-help book: bestselling The Prophet takes the reader on an unparalleled spiritual and philosophical journey

The time has come for the revered Prophet to leave Orphalese. Before he departs, people gather around him and ask him to speak his wisdom. Divided into twenty-eight chapters covering sprawling topics such as love, marriage, children and friendship, The Prophet forms a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual and inspirational. The book was an instant bestseller on publication in 1923 and since then has been translated into more than 50 languages.

‘Book of a lifetime…I have loved many books over the years, but the one I would never be parted from and read again and again is The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran’ Independent

  • Published: 1 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099528449
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Kahlil Gibran

Date: 2004-06-24
Poet, philosopher and artist, Kahlil Gibran was born in 1883 near Mount Lebanon, a region that has produced many prophets. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited in the great capitals of the world and compared by Auguste Rodin to the work of William Blake. Kahlil Gibran died in 1931.

Poet, philosopher and artist, Kahlil Gibran was born near Mount Lebanon. The millions of Arabic-speaking peoples familiar with his writings in that language consider him the genius of his age, but his fame and influence spread far beyond the Near East. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages and his drawings and paintings have been exhibited all over the world.

His many works include The Prophet, his masterpiece of religious inspiration; The Garden of the Prophet; The Storm: Stories and Prose Poems; The Beloved: Reflections on the Path of the Heart; Jesus: The Son of Man; The Voice of Kahlil Gibran, an anthology of his writings; The Vision: Reflections on the Way of the Soul; and Spirit Brides. He was for many years the leader of a Lebanese literary circle in New York, where he died in 1931.

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