The Prophet

The Prophet

by Kahlil Gibran

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 29/03/2019

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Almustafa, the chosen and the beloved, who was a dawn unto his own day, had waited twelve years in the city of Orphalese for his ship that was to return and bear him back to the isle of his birth.


And in the twelfth year, on the seventh day of Ielool, the month of reaping, he climbed the hill without the city walls and look seaward; and he beheld his ship coming with the mist.


Then the gates of his heart were flung open, and his joy flew far over the sea. And he closed his eyes and prayed in the silences of his soul.

 

So begins The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran’s collection of twenty-eight prose poems on the themes of love, marriage, joy and sorrow, reason and passion, freedom, beauty, death—the essence of what we define as the human condition. Profound in its spirituality and elegant in its telling, Gibran’s masterwork has sold millions of copies since it was first published in 1923 and is admired around the world for its wisdom and philosophical insights. This edition features twelve illustrations drawn by the author to accompany his inspirational text.

 

ISBN:
9781435169951
9781435169951
Category:
Poetry anthologies (various poets)
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
29-03-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Sterling Ethos
Kahlil Gibran

Poet, philosopher and artist, Kahlil Gibran was born in 1883 near Mount Lebanon, a region that has produced many prophets. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited in the great capitals of the world and compared by Auguste Rodin to the work of William Blake. Kahlil Gibran died in 1931.

Poet, philosopher and artist, Kahlil Gibran was born near Mount Lebanon. The millions of Arabic-speaking peoples familiar with his writings in that language consider him the genius of his age, but his fame and influence spread far beyond the Near East. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages and his drawings and paintings have been exhibited all over the world.

His many works include The Prophet, his masterpiece of religious inspiration; The Garden of the Prophet; The Storm: Stories and Prose Poems; The Beloved: Reflections on the Path of the Heart; Jesus: The Son of Man; The Voice of Kahlil Gibran, an anthology of his writings; The Vision: Reflections on the Way of the Soul; and Spirit Brides. He was for many years the leader of a Lebanese literary circle in New York, where he died in 1931.

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