"This exquisitely designed leather-bound edition comes with a gold-foiled cover, a ribbon bookmark, gilded edges and beautiful endpapers. Ideal to be read and treasured, it makes for a perfect addition to any library. A book of twenty-six poetic essays written in English, Kahlil Gibran s The Prophet is full of religious inspirations. With illustrations drawn by the author himself, the book took more than eleven years to be formulated and perfected and is Gibran s best-known work. It represents the height of his literary career as he came to be noted as 'the Bard of Washington Street.' Captivating and vivified with feeling, The Prophet has been translated into forty languages throughout the world and is considered the most widely read book of the twentieth century.