2019 Reprint of 1926 London Edition. Illustrated by the author. Full facsimile of the original edition and not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Gibran [1887-1931] was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, a series of philosophical essays written in English prose. 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.
An early example of Inspirational fiction, the book sold well despite a cool critical reception, and became extremely popular in the 1960s counterculture. It has never gone out of print since it was first published in 1923. Having been translated into more than forty languages, it was one of the bestselling books of the twentieth century in the United States. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.
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.