The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Call Number: 811.54 GIBRAN
The Prophet contains powerful words of wisdom on such essential subjects as marriage, children, friendship, work, and pleasure–words that readers from around the world have found inspirational and life-changing. A poet, artist, and mystic, Gibran was born to a poor Christian family in Lebanon and emigrated to the United States as an adolescent, where he began studying art. The twenty-eight poetic essays collected in The Prophet are illustrated with twelve of his full-page drawings. Perhaps no other twentieth-century writer has touched the hearts and minds of so remarkably varied and widespread a readership.