The Prophet (Hardcover)

Staff Pick Badge
The Prophet By Kahlil Gibran Cover Image
$15.00
On Our Shelves Now
Changing Hands Bookstore - Tempe
On hand as of Aug 7 2:33pm
(SPIRITUALITY)

Staff Reviews


My first introduction to Mr Gibran was through the TV show History Detectives. The more they revealed about him the more I wanted to read his works. I fell in love with The Prophet from the minute I read it. Our narrator, Almustafa, speaks of many different aspects of life before he boards a ship headed back to the island he left 12 years ago. So many times reading this book I found that Gibran's words rang true for me. This is a book that I go back to again and again because it gives me peace. Once this book enters your life you wonder how you ever got along without it.

Heather G.

Description


One of the most beloved classics of our time—a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and, above all, inspirational. Published in 1923, Gibran's masterpiece has been translated into more than twenty languages.

Gibran’s musings are divided into twenty-eight chapters covering such sprawling topics as love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, housing, 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, and death.

Each essay reveals deep insights into the impulses of the human heart and mind. The Chicago Post said of The Prophet: “Cadenced and vibrant with feeling, the words of Kahlil Gibran bring to one’s ears the majestic rhythm of Ecclesiastes . . . If there is a man or woman who can read this book without a quiet acceptance of a great man’s philosophy and a singing in the heart as of music born within, that man or woman is indeed dead to life and truth.”

With twelve full-page drawings by Gibran, this beautiful work makes an incredible gift for anyone seeking enlightenment and inspiration.

About the Author


Kahlil Gibran was born in 1883 in Lebanon and died in New York in 1931. His family emigrated to the United States in 1895. In his early teens, the artistry of Gibran's drawings caught the eye of his teachers and he was introduced to the avant-garde Boston artist, photographer, and publisher Fred Holland Day, who encouraged and supported Gibran in his creative endeavors. A publisher used some of Gibran's drawings for book covers in 1898, and Gibran held his first art exhibition in 1904 in Boston. In 1908, Gibran went to study art with Auguste Rodin in Paris for two years, and he later studied art in Boston. While most of Gibran's early writing was in Arabic, most of his work published after 1918 was in English. Gibran's best-known work is The Prophet, a book composed of 28 poetic essays.

Praise For…


"Cadenced and vibrant with feeling, the words of Kahlil Gibran bring to one's ears the majestic rhythm of Ecclesiastes... If there is a man or woman who can read this book without a quiet acceptance of a great man's philosophy and a singing in the heart as of music born within, that man or woman is indeed dead to life and truth." --Chicago Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9780394404288
ISBN-10: 0394404289
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date:
Pages: 128
Language: English