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The Book of Khalid   By: (1876-1940)

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"The Book of Khalid" contains illustrations drawn by Khalil Gibran, the other early Arab American writer (author of "The Prophet"), that are well known and exceptional. There are no captions in the original book, and are very difficult to describe in words. Their locations in the text have been marked with the text '[Illustration]'. The reader is encouraged to view these illustrations in the HTML version of this ebook.

THE BOOK OF KHALID

THE BOOK OF KHALID

BY AMEEN RIHANI

[Illustration]

NEW YORK DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY 1911

COPYRIGHT, 1911 BY DODD, MEAD & COMPANY

Published, October , 1911

CONTENTS

BOOK THE FIRST

IN THE EXCHANGE

CHAPTER PAGE AL FATIHAH v TO MAN 3 I PROBING THE TRIVIAL 5 II THE CITY OF BAAL 14 III VIA DOLOROSA 25 IV ON THE WHARF OF ENCHANTMENT 34 V THE CELLAR OF THE SOUL 46 VI THE SUMMER AFTERNOON OF A SHAM 58 VII IN THE TWILIGHT OF AN IDEA 70 VIII WITH THE HURIS 83

BOOK THE SECOND

IN THE TEMPLE

TO NATURE 97 I THE DOWRY OF DEMOCRACY 99 II SUBTRANSCENDENTAL 115 III THE FALSE DAWN 125 IV THE LAST STAR 130 V PRIESTO PARENTAL 143 VI FLOUNCES AND RUFFLES 154 VII THE HOWDAJ OF FALSEHOOD 167 VIII THE KAABA OF SOLITUDE 181 IX SIGNS OF THE HERMIT 192 X THE VINEYARD IN THE KAABA 202

BOOK THE THIRD

IN KULMAKAN

TO GOD 217 I THE DISENTANGLEMENT OF THE ME 219 II THE VOICE OF THE DAWN 231 III THE SELF ECSTATIC 239 IV ON THE OPEN HIGHWAY 249 V UNION AND PROGRESS 274 VI REVOLUTIONS WITHIN AND WITHOUT 287 VII A DREAM OF EMPIRE 298 VIII ADUMBRATIONS 311 IX THE STONING AND FLIGHT 325 X THE DESERT 333 AL KHATIMAH 341

AL FATIHAH

In the Khedivial Library of Cairo, among the Papyri of the Scribe of Amen Ra and the beautifully illuminated copies of the Korân, the modern Arabic Manuscript which forms the subject of this Book, was found. The present Editor was attracted to it by the dedication and the rough drawings on the cover; which, indeed, are as curious, if not as mystical, as ancient Egyptian symbols... Continue reading book >>




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