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Originally published in 1923, “The Prophet” is a book containing twenty-six prose fables written by Lebanese-American poet Kahlil Gibran. Al Mustafa, the prophet, is preparing to leave the city he has called home for 12 years when he is stopped by a group of people, who proceed to ask him many questions related to the nature of life and being human. The main contents of this book comprise his answers, which take the form of aphoristic advice and suggestions. Gibran's masterpiece has been translated into more than 100 languages, making it among the most translated books ever written. Gibran Khalil Gibran (1883 – 1931) was a Lebanese-American poet, writer, and artist whose work covers such themes as justice, religion, science, free will, love, happiness, the soul, the body, and death. He is widely considered to have been one of the most important figures in Arabic poetry and literature during the first half of the twentieth century. Other notable works by this author include: “Music” (1905), “Rebellious Spirits” (1908), and “Broken Wings” (1912). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.