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The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

About The Prophet

Written in 1923 by Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Khalil Gibran the Prophet is a collection of 26 poetic essays covering all aspects of human experience.

The book tells the story of the prophet Almustafa, who has lived abroad in the city of Orphalese for 12 years. Almustafa is about to board a ship which will take him home. Perhaps the voyage is a metaphor for physical death. Before leaving he is approached by a group of people, with whom he discusses matters relating to life and its meaning. His beautifully expressed messages all give insight to our Spiritual nature.

The Prophet is one of those few books that can be read again and again, at different phases of one's life, each time yielding a different interpretation.

1. The Coming of the Ship | 2. Love | 3. Marriage | 4. Children | 5. Giving | 6. Eating and Drinking | 7. Work | 8. Joy and Sorrow | 9. Houses | 10. Clothes | 11. Buying and Selling | 12. Crime and Punishment | 13. Laws | 14. Freedom | 15. Reason and Passion | |16. Pain | 17.Self-Knowledge | 18. Teaching | 19. Friendship | 20. Talking | 21. Time | 22. Good and Evil | 23. Prayer | 24. Pleasure | 25. Beauty | 26. Religion | 27. Death | 28. The Farewell

The Coming Of The Ship

This book is copyright-expired and in the public domain.