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[eBook] Free: “The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran @ Amazon AU / US


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.
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  • +8

    Public domain book from 1923 is free? I'm shocked, shocked!

    • +5

      Public domain book on kindle for ease of use. Thanks OP.

      • +7

        The fact that Amazon feel the need to charge people for free books delivered electronically when they currently make so much money is abhorrent.

        This is a great book though. Even JFK lifted text from this book.

        • +1

          Haven't you heard? They're doing it tough with postage during covid. I'm surprised we don't have a minimum quantity of 3 ebooks before they will send them to us…

        • +1

          Anyone can package up public domain ebooks and sell them on Amazon. This particular one has been published by "GIANLUCA".

          • @44sunsets: AFAIC Amazon should take it upon themselves to make public domain books free for all and package them themselves. People making massive profits should be putting back into society.

            Someone start an avaaz

        • And we all know how that turned out…….

  • +6

    Us link takes me to Australian store.

    Real US link:

    • Thank you! :)

    • Sorry dear. It’s fixed now.

    • Thanks!

  • +10

    I've always used b-ok.global for non-DRM books that aren't in the public domain, including most of the books on the bestseller lists.

    You're welcome :)

  • +2

    Insightful read, although would steer clear if reading essays with a hint of religion is a turn off.

    • +8

      I don't get why people are scared of reading something that involves religion or ideology.
      If you're confident in your own convictions then it shouldn't affect you in any way.
      Take what is useful to you and throw away what is not.

    • @KonkyDong … more spiritual than anything else. I have been reading this book since the early 70's and never found anything remotely religious about it…. and I'm an agnostic.

      Perhaps I should read again in case I missed something the first 20+ times… It is a short read after all ;)

  • Great read. Very reflective