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The Prophet

by Kahlil Gibran

An immediate success when first published in 1923, ‘The Prophet’ is a modern classic, having been translated into more than forty languages and sold more than ten million copies in the United States alone. Today it stands as one of the most beloved and translated books in history.As a prophet named Almustafa is about to board a ship to travel back to his homeland after twelve years in exile, he is stopped by a group of people who ask him to share his wisdom before he leaves. In twenty-eight poetic essays, he does so, offering profound and timeless insights on many aspects of life, including love, pain, friendship, family, beauty, religion, joy, sorrow, and death.

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Categories: Anthologies & Short StoriesLiterature & Fiction

Reading time: 01 hours


Peter Mallouk
Wealth Manager

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran is one of my favorite books.

Jason Nemer
AcroYogo Founder

He’s this guy who is speaking to a crowd. And somebody in the crowd will say, speak to us of pain. And he’ll say pain is the blah, blah, blah. Speak to me of love, speak to me of being a father. And I love really – the hairs are standing up as I think about it – I love really accurate, condense, Shakti field, energy field statements; something that you can read in a few minutes or you can read for your whole life.