An international bestseller
Over 80 million copies sold worldwide
A PBS Great American Read Top 100 pick
A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.
Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.
Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AngelaJMaher - www.librarything.com
This is described on the cover as a fable, and it's a good description. The book has a beautiful, mystical, magical soul, something you don't often see outside of classic works. It is a genuine story ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tara35 - www.librarything.com
I had to read this for book club. It was chosen by someone who consistently picks awful books. This book actually made my head hurt. I’m writing this review only because it makes me feel better. Read full review