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The prophet

Author: Kahlil Gibran
Publisher: [Oxford] : Benediction Classics, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Prophet is a book of 26 poetic essays written in English in 1923 by the Lebanese-American artist, philosopher and writer Khalil Gibran. In the book, the prophet Almustafa who has lived in the foreign city of Orphalese for 12 years is about to board a ship which will carry him home. He is stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses many issues of life and the human condition. The book is divided into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kahlil Gibran
ISBN: 9781781394014 1781394016
OCLC Number: 1006752724
Notes: Print-on-demand edition of work originally published in 1923, text reformatted digitally.
Description: 60 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The coming of the ship --
On love --
On marriage --
On children --
On giving --
On eating and drinking --
On work --
On joy and sorrow --
On houses --
On clothes --
On buying and selling --
On crime and punishment --
On laws --
On freedom --
On reason and passion --
On pain --
On self-knowledge --
On teaching --
On friendship --
On talking --
On time --
On good and evil --
On prayer --
On pleasure --
On beauty --
On religion --
On death --
The farewell.
Responsibility: by Kahlil Gibran.

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The Prophet is a book of 26 poetic essays written in English in 1923 by the Lebanese-American artist, philosopher and writer Khalil Gibran. In the book, the prophet Almustafa who has lived in the foreign city of Orphalese for 12 years is about to board a ship which will carry him home. He is stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses many issues of life and the human condition. The book is divided into chapters dealing with love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, houses, 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.

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