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The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran - with illustrations by the authorThe Prophet
Kahlil Gibran

Bidding farewell to the land that has been his home for many years, the Prophet of Kahlil Gibran is asked to speak to the people he is to leave behind. Answering their questions on subjects such as love and marriage, work and play, possessions and crime, death and beauty, eating and drinking, he provides a beautiful insight into living a life shaped by tolerance, warmth and love.

Translated into more than twenty languages, The Prophet is a treasury of counsel on human life, giving uplift and joy to millions around the world. This edition is also illustrated with his famous visionary paintings.

‘To read it was to transcend ordinary levels of perception, to become aware . . . of a more intense level of being’ – Independent

‘His work goes on from generation to generation’ – Daily Mail

Cover painting by the author.

Penguin Books
124pp; paperback
ISBN: 0 140 19447 9

About the author:
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 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 years the leader of a Lebanese literary circle in New York where he died in 1931



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