The Prophet (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 17, 2011 - Religion - 128 pages
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Kahlil Gibranís masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved classics of our time. Published in 1923, it has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies.

The Prophet
is a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and, above all, inspirational. Gibranís musings are divided into twenty-eight chapters covering such sprawling topics as love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, housing, 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.

Each essay reveals deep insights into the impulses of the human heart and mind. The Chicago Post said of The Prophet: ďCadenced and vibrant with feeling, the words of Kahlil Gibran bring to oneís ears the majestic rhythm of Ecclesiastes . . . If there is a man or woman who can read this book without a quiet acceptance of a great manís philosophy and a singing in the heart as of music born within, that man or woman is indeed dead to life and truth.Ē

With twelve full-page drawings by Gibran, this beautiful work makes an incredible gift for anyone seeking enlightenment and inspiration.
  

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Pure Wisdom presented in beautifully prose. - Goodreads
Good advice, good thoughts. - Goodreads
Intriguing... Not sure of the ending though. - Goodreads
Simply put, a reference guide for life. - Goodreads
I liked his style of writing. - Goodreads
This book is full of beautiful, touching prose poetry. - Overstock.com

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User Review  - Danny Stofleth - Goodreads

Simply put, a reference guide for life. There are many books that fit this description, but this is certainly one of the best. Gibran's prose allows for more than just a rational understanding of ... Read full review

A book that unveils all the eternal themes of Literature

User Review  - Vinod Kumar - Flipkart

It’sa poetic book written in prose. The principal character, Almustafa, bestows upon his listeners the spiritual wisdom through his philosophical monologues. He covers almost all the common aspects ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), poet, philosopher, and artist, was born in Lebanon, a land that has produced many prophets. The millions of Arabic-speaking peoples familiar with his writings in that language consider him the genius of his age. But he was a man whose fame and influence spread far beyond the Near East. 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. In the United States, which he made his home during the last twenty years of his life, he began to write in English. The Prophet and his other books of poetry, illustrated with his mystical drawings, are known and loved by innumerable American who find in them an expression of the deepest impulses of manís heart and mind.

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