A masterpiece. — IndependentAnd let today embrace the past with
remembrance and the future with longing. The prophet Almustafa is leaving
the city of Orphalese to return to his native island. The citizens,
distraught at his departure, gather for the prophet's farewell address, in
which he speaks great truths related to love, marriage, faith, birth,
friendship, loss, sorrow, and many other aspects of daily life. Originally
published in 1923, this perennial bestseller is nothing less than a book
about the human condition. Its 26 fables, beautifully rendered in prose
poetry, express timeless wisdom that has enlightened countless readers, who
have drawn comfort and hope from the message of our shared humanity. This
lovely keepsake volume features the original edition's 12 full-page
illustrations by author Kalhil Gibran.

Kahlil Gibran—The Prophet

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