First published in the 1920's, The Prophet, Gibran's hugely
popular guide to living, has sold millions of copies worldwide and is
the most famous work of religious fiction of the twentieth century. The
Prophet became the bible of 1960s culture and was credited with
founding the New Age movement, yet it still continues to inspire people
around the world today.
About The Author
Poet, philosopher and artist, Kahlil Gibran was born near
Mount Lebanon. The millions of Arabic-speaking peoples familiar with
his writings in that language consider him the genius of his age, but
his fame and influence spread far beyond the Near East. His poetry has
been translated into more than twenty languages and his drawings and
paintings have been exhibited all over the world.
His many works include The Prophet, his masterpiece of religious
inspiration; The Garden of the Prophet; The Storm: Stories and Prose
Poems; The Beloved: Reflections on the Path of the Heart; Jesus: The
Son of Man; The Voice of Kahlil Gibran, an anthology of his writings;
The Vision: Reflections on the Way of the Soul; and Spirit Brides. He
was for many years the leader of a Lebanese literary circle in New
York, where he died in 1931.