Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese essayist, novelist, poet, and artist. He was born in Lebanon in 1883, but moved to America with his mother and four siblings in 1895, where he enrolled in art classes in Boston. After spending two years studying art in Paris, Gibran’s artistic and literary career began. The Prophet published in 1923 achieved worldwide fame, and has never been out of print since.
Tom Butler-Bowdon is series editor for the Capstone Classics series. He has written Introductions for Capstone editions of Plato’s The Republic, Machiavelli’s The Prince, Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations, Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching, and Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. Tom is the author of the 50 Classics series and is a graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney.