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The Prophet
The Prophet
Author: Kahlil Gibran
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ISBN-13: 9780394404288
ISBN-10: 0394404289
Publication Date: 4/12/1947
Pages: 128
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 85 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
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14 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

Dove avatar reviewed The Prophet on + 262 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This is one of my favorite books of all time and a keeper. I happen to have two copies, so I am trading one, otherwise I would never let this book go. In my mind, it is a must read for everyone. Something to think about for every stage of life.
ridiculousbadger avatar reviewed The Prophet on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I just finished reading The Prophet on Friday.  This was part of an assigment I had been given. As much as my inner cynical voice wants to dismiss the book as sentimental clap trap, I can not. This is an incredible book on what it is to live a human truthful life.
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Helpful Score: 1
A beautiful collection of poetically expressed realized truth from one of mankind's great seers.
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I am shocked and dismayed by the tags applied to this Treasure. The professional review above bears repeating: "A brilliant man's philosophy on love, marriage, joy and sorrow, time, friendship and much more." If some of the passages in this book do not move you to tears you have no heart!
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there is more wisdom condensed into the pages of this book than i would have imagined possible to exist, let alone to express so succinctly. In my opinion, this book is truly a pinnacle of comprehension on this planet.
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Beautifully done. I still prefer to read the words myself, but when I wasn't able to read....this was a blessing to me. No one writes more beautifully than Kahlil Gibran...and hearing his words beautiful.
evelyn0309 avatar reviewed The Prophet on + 84 more book reviews
From the dustjacket: This book, which is Gibran's masterpiece, has become one of the beloved classics of our time. Published in 1923, it has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American edition alone has sold more than four million copies.

Gibran considered THE PROPHET his greatest achievement. He said: "I think I've never been without The Prophet since I first conceived the book back in Mount Lebanon. It seems to have been a part of me...I kept the manuscript four years before I delivered it over to my publisher because I wanted to sure, I wanted to be very sure, that every word of it was the very best I had to offer."

The Chicago Post said of THE PROPHET: "Cadenced and vibrant with feeling, the words of Kahlil Gibran bring to one's ears the majestic rhythm of Ecclesiastes...If there is a man or woman who can read this book without a quiet acceptance of a great man's philosphy and a singing in the heart as of music born within, that man or woman is indeed dead to life and truth."

The edition posted here is illustrated with twelve full-page drawings by the author. (Borzoi Book, L.C. Catalog Card Number: 53-9594)
katlupe avatar reviewed The Prophet on + 104 more book reviews
Loved his work!
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A brilliant man's philosophy on love, marriage, joy and sorrow, time, friendship and much more. Originally published in 1923 - translated into more than 20 languages. With 12 full page drawings by Gibran

In a distant, timeless place, a mysterious prophet walks the sands. At the moment of his departure, he wishes to offer the people gifts but possesses nothing. The people gather round, each asks a question of the heart, and the man's wisdom is his gift. It is Gibran's gift to us, as well, for Gibran's prophet is rivaled in his wisdom only by the founders of the world's great religions. On the most basic topics--marriage, children, friendship, work, pleasure--his words have a power and lucidity that in another era would surely have provoked the description "divinely inspired." Free of dogma, free of power structures and metaphysics, consider these poetic, moving aphorisms a 20th-century supplement to all sacred traditions--as millions of other readers already have

soaringspirit avatar reviewed The Prophet on + 181 more book reviews
Classic philosophy. with 12 works of art. great prose.
katknit avatar reviewed The Prophet on + 355 more book reviews
classic poetry on love and mysticism.
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Boring. Couldn't get thru it. Waste of a credit. Sappy.
jjares avatar reviewed The Prophet on + 3261 more book reviews
This is such a unique work that I find it hard to express my views of the book. One thing I did not enjoy was listening to this as an audiobook. The reader was gifted but the thoughts in this book are difficult to comprehend when only listening. Actually, I listened to it twice, hoping to capture it into my mind. However, I plan to read it with my eyes so I can stop and think about some of the ideas shared.

Before this book, I'd never heard of this author. He was a Lebanese-American who wrote this in the 1920s. However, now I'm curious about other things he may have written. This is very thought-provoking and intense. Enjoy.
grammyteach avatar reviewed The Prophet on + 192 more book reviews
good story