The Prophet: Bilingual Spanish and English Edition

by Khalil Gibran

Gibran’s original 1923 first edition, in bilingual English and Spanish, with his original drawings and a new Spanish translation.

Paperback

$11.50

ISBN:
994-2349-24949

Pub date: Nov 5, 2022

Ebook

$4.50

ISBN:
884-293-33395

Pub date: Nov 6, 2022

Gibran’s original 1923 first edition, in bilingual English and Spanish, with his original drawings and a new Spanish translation.

Neither poems nor prose, but the musings of the prophet Almustafa speaking to the people before a long journey about the intricacies of life and the human condition: love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, housing, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death. Far from mundane, each essay reveals deep insights into the impulses of the human heart and mind.

This is a simple, yet clear edition of the classic book, that remains true to Khalil Gibran’s writing and style in both languages, with a new Latin American translation. The paperback is in tête-bêche format, lined up page for page, and the pages are numbered in both directions for easy reference. The ebook has each verse linked to the corresponding verse in the other language, allowing readers to tap on the like to easily switch between languages. Ideal for both language learning, or those who want to read the book in either language with easy reference, this is a quality edition of the original book.


Este libro, que sigue la primera edición de 1923 de Gibrán, incluye los dibujos originales y cuenta con una nueva traducción en español. Es una edición sencilla y clara del libro clásico. Se encuentra disponible en versión impresa y electrónica.

Gibran, Khalil

Kahlil Gibran was born January 6th,1883 in Bsharri, a village in the north of Lebanon on a small plateau at the edge of Wadi Qadisha. On June 25th, 1895, he immigrated to New York with his mother and siblings, and after brief stints studying in Lebanon and Paris, he settled there permanently in 1911. His first book, The Madman, was published in 1918. The Processions (in Arabic) and Twenty Drawings were published the following year. In 1923, The New and the Marvelous was published in Arabic in Cairo, and The Prophet was published in New York. The Prophet didn’t get a great critical reception, but it sold well. Eventually it would become one of the most widely read books of all time. Gibran died of cirrhosis of the liver and tuberculosis on April 10th, 1931, refusing the last rights.