The Alchemist - 10th Anniversary Edition (Google eBook)
"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams."
Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come.
The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.
The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.
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This was a great read from front to end. It was a real eye opener for my soul. Please read this and ifvyou can not find a place to associate it with your life then you need to start listening to the language of the world because you are lost.
I too read this book and thouht it was excellent (the first read of any book in a long...long while! ) I recomend this book to both young and old. You see, I think the aurther Paulbo Coelho intended to show us all that...as long as we are willing to listen to our heart and be willing reach for our dreams...anyone can acheive them. As I look in the world today (as I am 61 years old) the clear advantage of realizing the message Paulbo is giving us is: start your jouney now!!!!, while you are young. You may have more time to enjoy your found treasure...what ever it is. I said may have more time. Paulbo, I think, was clear to point out that we live in a world of unforseen occurrence's, and they can befall us all, young, midage, old, male, female, even infants! But the beauty of this book is this: don't be afraid! If you are able to read this book, do what you can today to make your tomorrow what you would like it to be rather than just going through life without ever even trying to accomplish your dream and one day you are gone! I was told by Oprah Winfrey and Pharrell Williams that this book will change my life.......it did!!!!!