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The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran
The Prophet
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Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved classics of our time. Published in 1923, it has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies.The Prophet is a collection of poetic essays that are... show more
Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved classics of our time. Published in 1923, it has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies.The Prophet is a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and, above all, inspirational. Gibran’s musings are divided into twenty-eight chapters covering such sprawling topics as love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, housing, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death.Each essay reveals deep insights into the impulses of the human heart and mind. The Chicago Post said of The Prophet: “Cadenced and vibrant with feeling, the words of Kahlil Gibran bring to one’s ears the majestic rhythm of Ecclesiastes . . . If there is a man or woman who can read this book without a quiet acceptance of a great man’s philosophy and a singing in the heart as of music born within, that man or woman is indeed dead to life and truth.”With twelve full-page drawings by Gibran, this beautiful work makes an incredible gift for anyone seeking enlightenment and inspiration.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780394404288 (0394404289)
ASIN: 394404289
Publisher: Borzoi Books/Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
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If you have ever questioned time, life, freedom, pain, friendship, love, marriage or pleasure I recommend this book.The lessons in this book can positively impact your life. Very simply written, this book speaks to everyone.
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4.5 The Prophet
Synopsis: A holy man of some sort, due to depart on a boat shortly, dispenses wisdom to townsfolk gathered to see him off on topics such as love, religion, beauty, and death among others. This is Kahlil Gibran's best known work, and despite being so short (readable in about 1 - 2 hours) its very i...
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5.0 The Prophet
I find it impossible to add words to this masterpiece of wisdom and insight. Highly recommended and thought provoking.
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Inspiring, comforting, beautiful.I sometimes try and include a favorite quote when I review a book, but that would be almost impossible with this one. The entire work is quotable. I am so glad I stumbled upon this tonight. (thanks insomnia) I recommend it to any and everyone. Goodreads has provided...
Edward
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