Having lived in the city of Orphalese for twelve years, the revered Prophet is about to board a ship taking him back to the isle of his birth. Before he departs, a group of people gather round and ask him to share his wisdom. Written as a collection of poetic essays, and detailing such diverse and sprawling topics as love, death, pleasure and prayer, The Prophet was an immediate success on its initial publication in 1923, and has since been translated into more than a hundred languages.
This edition contains the original illustrations by the author himself
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Kahlil Gibran speaks about fundamental things – those which are, or should be, a part of every human life. ― The New York Times
About the Author
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) was a Lebanese-American writer, poet, artist and philosopher best known for being the author of The Prophet, one of the best-selling books of all time.