The Prophet

The Prophet

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'Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.' Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
Love, marriage, children, work, joy, sorrow, friendship, freedom, pain, passion - Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is a modern classic, its simple prose resonating in our hearts and minds. Written in English and first published in 1923, the book has gradually become a global bestseller, its wise words a favourite for readings at weddings and funerals. Shaped around the story of a prophet leaving his country of exile, the book is a series of short discussions on what really matters most in life. Its chapters offer solace and guidance.

Beautifully produced with a timeless design, The Prophet is an accessible yet spiritual book to be cherished.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 195 x 264 x 22.86mm | 748.43g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 1782747427
  • 9781782747420

Table of contents

The Coming of the Ship
Love
Marriage
Children
Giving
Eating and Drinking
Work
Joy and Sorrow
Houses
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
Death
The Farewell
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About Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran was born in 1883 in modern-day Lebanon before his family emigrated to the United States in 1895. He studied art in Paris for two years before publishing his first book in English in 1918. The Prophet was first published in 1923, and has since been translated into over 40 languages. Gibran died in New York in 1931, aged 48.
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252,293 ratings
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