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The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran



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Macmillan Collector's Library
12 July 2016
Poetry; Poetry by individual poets; Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Utterly unique and beloved around the world, The Prophet is a collection of twenty-six poetic essays by the Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Khalil 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.

Thought-provoking, comforting and wise, the simple truths of The Prophet remain compelling and rewarding to this day.

Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
By:   Kahlil Gibran
Imprint:   Macmillan Collector's Library
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New Edition
Volume:   11
Dimensions:   Height: 157mm,  Width: 102mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   162g
ISBN:   9781909621596
ISBN 10:   1909621595
Series:   Macmillan Collector's Library
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   12 July 2016
Recommended Age:   From 18
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Khalil 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.

Reviews for The Prophet

I have loved many books over the years, but the one I would never be parted from and read again and again is The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran . . . Each time I open the book I find myself feeling that if the whole world was to read it, it would be a far better place -- Lesley Pearse * Independent *

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