The Prophet

Author(s): Kahlil Gibran

Adult Classics

"A masterpiece." -- Independent
"And let today embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing."
The prophet Almustafa is leaving the city of Orphalese to return to his native island. The citizens, distraught at his departure, gather for the prophet's farewell address, in which he speaks great truths related to love, marriage, faith, birth, friendship, loss, sorrow, and many other aspects of daily life.
Originally published in 1923, this perennial bestseller is nothing less than a book about the human condition. Its 26 fables, beautifully rendered in prose poetry, express timeless wisdom that has enlightened countless readers, who have drawn comfort and hope from the message of our shared humanity. This lovely keepsake volume features the original edition's 12 full-page illustrations by author Kahil Gibran.


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The original self-help book and international bestseller

"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 very refreshing." -- 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

Poet, philosopher and artist, Kahlil Gibran was born in 1883 near Mount Lebanon. His other books include The Madman, The Forerunner, The Wanderer and The Broken Wings. Kahlil Gibran died in 1931.

General Fields

  • : 9780099528449
  • : penguin random house
  • : Arrow
  • : September 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1
  • : illustrations
  • : 1
  • : illustrations
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 128
  • : 128
  • : Kahlil Gibran
  • : Kahlil Gibran
  • : 811.52
  • : 811.52
  • : English
  • : English