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A stunning new hardcover edition--linen with copper stamping-of one of the world's most beloved and popular spiritual classics, featuring a new foreword by Rupi Kaur, the multimillion-copy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Milk and Honey and The Sun and Her Flowers.

In Kahlil Gibran's inspirational masterpiece-the most famous work of spiritual fiction of the twentieth century-a prophet named Almustafa is about to board a ship to travel back to his homeland after twelve years in exile when he's stopped by a group of people who ask him to share his wisdom before he leaves. In twenty-eight poetic essays, he does so, offering profound and timeless insights on many aspects of life, including love, pain, friendship, family, beauty, religion, joy, sorrow, and death.

An immediate success when it was first published in 1923, The Prophet is a modern classic, having been translated into more than forty languages and sold more than nine million copies in the United States alone. The message it imparts, of finding divinity through love, made it the bible of 1960s culture and continues to touch hearts and minds across generations and national borders. This edition is illustrated with twelve of Gibran's famous visionary paintings and features a foreword by Rupi Kaur.

Reviews

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

Chicago Post

Exquisite . . . simply a masterpiece

The Independent (London)

Like most wisdom, most of what [Kahlil Gibran] has to tell is ancient, the possession of all men who have thought much and hard about fundamental things . . . But on it all there is also the imprint of a rich and unusual personality . . . Gibran offers no short-cuts to happiness, no easily mastered formulae for successful living. Essentially, he bids you look closely into your own heart and mind

The New York Times

“My all-time favorite collection of poems . . . [Gibran’s] poetry always roots me in my humanity.” —Rupi Kaur, author of Milk and Honey and The Sun and Her Flowers “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.” —Chicago Post “Exquisite . . . simply a masterpiece.” —The Independent (London) “Like most wisdom, most of what [Kahlil Gibran] has to tell is ancient, the possession of all men who have thought much and hard about fundamental things. . . . But on it all there is also the imprint of a rich and unusual personality. . . . Gibran offers no short-cuts to happiness, no easily mastered formulae for successful living. Essentially, he bids you look closely into your own heart and mind.” —The New York Times

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780143133582

    April 2, 2019

    Penguin Classics

    128 pages

    RRP $30.00

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  • Paperback

    9780099528449

    November 1, 2013

    Vintage Classics

    128 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • Paperback

    9781869692414

    October 1, 2007

    Huia

    140 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141187013

    April 26, 2002

    Peng. Mod. Classics

    128 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099416937

    November 1, 2000

    Arrow

    128 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • The Prophet
    Kahlil Gibran

    Hardback

    9780434290819

    December 1, 1993

    William Heinemann

    128 pages

    RRP $39.99

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  • Paperback

    9780140194470

    May 28, 1992

    Penguin General UK

    128 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • EBook

    9781448182671

    September 5, 2013

    Vintage Digital

    128 pages

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  • The Prophet
    Kahlil Gibran, Khalil Gibran

    EBook

    9780141910871

    April 26, 2002

    Penguin eBooks

    128 pages

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