The Prophet (Paperback)
$6.11 - Save $1.88 23% off - RRP $7.99 Free shipping worldwide (to United States and
all these other countries) Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Short Description for The Prophet First published in the 1920s, this book attempts to provide the reader with a guide to living. Gibran lets his protagonist, called simply the prophet, deliver homilies on a variety of topics central to daily life: love marriage and children, work and play, possessions, beauty, truth, joy and sorrow and death.
- Published: 05 August 1997
- Format: Paperback 80 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781853264856 ISBN 10: 1853264857
- Sales rank: 5,821
Full description for The Prophet
The Prophet represents the acme of Kahlil Gibran's achievement. Writing in English, Gibran adopted the tone and cadence of King James I's Bible, fusing his personalised Christian philosophy with a spirit and oriental wisdom that derives from the richly mixed influences of his native Lebanon. His language has a breath-taking beauty. Before returning to his birthplace, Almustafa, the 'prophet', is asked for guidance by the people of Orphalese. His words, redolent with love and understanding, call for universal unity, and affirm Gibran's certainty of the correlated nature of all existence, and of reincarnation. The Prophet has never lost its immediate appeal and has become a ubiquitous touchstone of spiritual literature.