The Prophet

(first published 1923)

by Khalil Gibran (1883 – 1931)

Language: English

The Prophet is the best known work of Khalil Gibran, also known as Kahlil Gibran, a Lebanese American poet and artist.

The poetic prose of The Prophet has delighted readers for generations, and the book became particularly popular in the 1960s. Al-Mustafa the prophet, who has lived abroad for many years, is about to board a ship home when he is stopped by a group of people with whom he discusses many aspects of life and the human condition, including love, children, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge and death. (Summary by Ruth Golding and Wikipedia) 

The text of this recording was published in 1923 and is in the public domain in all countries which observe copyright protection for 70 years after the author’s death. Its USA copyright has been renewed in 1951, and it thus remains in copyright in the USA until 2019. Please verify the copyright status of this text in your own country before downloading, otherwise you may be violating copyright laws.

This recording is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA)*.

Total running time: 1:31:58 – Read by Ruth Golding

  1. Part 1 – 47:22
  2. Part 2 – 44:36

In addition to the reader, this audio book was produced by:

Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: Viktor
Dedicated Proof-Listener: Leni

* It may be distributed and adapted freely for non-commercial purposes in countries where the original text is in the public domain, as long as Legamus is credited and any new creation is licensed under the same terms.

Catalogued 16 January 2012