The original self-help book- bestselling The Prophet takes the reader on an unparalleled spiritual and philosophical journeyThe time has come for the revered Prophet to leave Orphalese. Before he departs, people gather around him and ask him to speak his wisdom. Divided into twenty-eight chapters covering sprawling topics such as love, marriage, children and friendship, The Prophet forms a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual and inspirational. The book was an instant bestseller on publication in 1923 and since then has been translated into more than 50 languages. 'Book of a lifetime...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? Independent
The original self-help book and international bestseller
"It's packed full of poems and sonnets and words of wisdom. Inspirational stuff" -- Tamzin Outhwaite Daily Express "It was all the rage in the 60s, when it was almost like a bible to me. To any question, there was always a simple answer very refreshing." -- Cynthia Lennon Mail on Sunday "A book that changed me ... was The Prophet'by Khalil Gibran, which has passages about every section of life. My parents gave me a copy when I left home; it's a bit of a family Bible" -- Julia Bradbury Independent on Sunday
Poet, philosopher and artist, Kahlil Gibran was born in 1883 near Mount Lebanon. His other books include The Madman, The Forerunner, The Wanderer and The Broken Wings. Kahlil Gibran died in 1931.