The Prophet, who has lived in a foreign city for twelve years, is about to board a ship that will take him back home. He is stopped by a group of people, who interrogate him about the mysteries of life...
The 1936 pocket version, in leather, with a gold gilt top edge and a black ribbon marker, about 4 by 5¼ inches.
A more recent edition, with a portrait of Almustafa from a drawing by Gibran.
Lebanese writer Mikhail Naimy, a friend of Gibran, reveals some personal history behind the creation of the book in an article published 1964 in Saudi Aramco World magazine, A Strange Little Book.