The Prophet

Publisher: Pan Date of Publication: 1991 ISBN: 978-0330319720 Author: Khalil Gibran

Poet, philosopher, and artist, Kahlil Gibran (1883 – 1931) was born in Lebanon.The millions of Arabic-speaking peoples familiar with his writings in that language consider him the genius of his age and he was a man whose fame and influence spread far beyond the country of his birth. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages and 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.

The Prophet and Gibran’s other books of poetry, illustrated with his mystical drawings, are known and loved by readers all over the world, who find in them an expression of the deepest impulses of man’s heart and mind.

Review

“His power came from some great reservoir of spiritual life, else it could not have been so universal and so potent, but the majesty and beauty of the language with which he clothed it were all his own” (Claude Bragdon)

“It’s packed full of poems and sonnets and words of wisdom. Inspirational stuff” (Tamzin Outhwaite Daily Express)

“It was all the rage in the 60s, when it was almost like a bible to me. To any question, there was always a simple answer” (Cynthia Lennon Mail on Sunday)

“A book that changed me … was The Prophet by Khalil Gibran, which has passages about every section of life. My parents gave me a copy when I left home; it’s a bit of a family Bible” (Julia Bradbury Independent on Sunday) –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description

A pocket edition of this classic book. Hailed as the Bible of the twentieth century, The Prophet is the iconic religious book in the modern world. This perennial bestseller made Gibran the third bestselling poet in the world after William Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu, the Chinese philosopher and founder of the religious lifestyle Taoism. It has been translated into more than fifty languages and sells over 5000 copies a week worldwide. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.