The Prophet contains 26 essays of prose poetry written in English by the Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Kahlil Gibran. He tells of the prophet Almustafa, who lived in the foreign city of Orfalese for 12 years and who is about to embark on a ship that will take him home. He was stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses topics such as life and the human condition. and take care of each other.
From the Author
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) was an artist, poet and philosopher. The Prophet was first published in 1923 and is his best-known work which has been translated into more than 20 languages and is read all over the world today.
About the Author
Khalil Gibran was born into an impoverished Christian family in Bsharri, Lebanon in 1883. His masterpiece, The Prophet, was first published in 1923 and is among the most-read books of the last century, inspiring the lyric-writing of John Lennon, among others. But Gibran enjoyed only scant recognition in his own time - his health broken by chronic illness and self-neglect, he died in 1931 aged just 48, in his adopted home of New York. He is buried at Bsharri, where his tomb, now a museum, is visited by more than 50,000 pilgrims annually.
From the Back Cover
When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.