Khalil Gibran: The Prophet

How does one introduce one of the spiritual classics of the 20th century? It’s in fact hard to imagine that it was written IN the 20th century, instead of being ages old. Khalil Gibran was, before he wrote ‘The Prophet’, mostly a romantic. His poems breath an unreal romanticism that has little to do with real life. However, in The Prophet he manages to combine that idealistic streak with an insight into how things are. The result has been used at births, weddings, funerals – and momentous occasions in between. In short: The Prophet captures something real that makes it a classic that I have no doubt will last for centuries more. Just a few places where quotes can be found:

Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese immigrant into the United States. Like much of his later work, The Prophet was written in English.

  • Buy now: The Prophet, Khalil Gibran
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf (September 1, 1973, first published 1923)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394404289
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394404288
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 0.6 inches