The prophet (English, Paperback)
About the Book
A book of twenty-six poetic essays written in English, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is full of religious inspirations. With the twelve illustrations drawn by the author himself, the book took more than eleven years to be formulated and perfected and is Gibran’s best-known work. It represents the height of his literary career as he came to be noted as ‘the Bard of Washington Street.’ Captivating and vivified with feeling, The Prophet has been translated into forty languages throughout the world and is considered the most widely read book of the twentieth century. Its first edition of 1300 copies sold out within a month.
About the Author
Kahlil Gibran, Born January 6, 1883, Bsharri, Lebanon Gibran Khalil was a Lebanese American philosophical essayist, novelist, poet, and artist. Gibran’s literary and artistic work has a highly romantic outlook. He was influenced by the Bible and drew inspiration from Friedrich Nietzsche, and William Blake. He excelled in Arabic and English and his writings were based around themes such as love, death, nature, and a longing for the homeland. His work is highly expressive of his deeply religious and mystic nature.