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The Prophet
The Prophet

The Prophet

FICTION

128 Pages, 4.37 x 7.01

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $15.95 (US $15.95)

Publication Date: April 2021

ISBN 9781529045857

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Apr 2021)
Bluebird

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Overview

A 20th century classic, The Prophet is thought-provoking, comforting, and wise, and its simple truths remain compelling and rewarding to this day. Utterly unique and beloved around the world, The Prophet is a collection of 26 poetic essays by the Lebanese artist, philosopher, and writer Kahlil Gibran. Telling the story of the prophet Al-Mustafa and his conversations with various acquaintances as he returns home after a long absence, the book touches on subjects of universal concern, including love, friendship, passion, pain, religion, and freedom.

Author Biography

Kahlil 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.