The Alchemist

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HarperCollins, 1999 - Fiction - 177 pages
A global phenomenon, The Alchemist has been read and loved by over 62 million readers, topping bestseller lists in 74 countries worldwide. Now this magical fable is beautifully repackaged in an edition that lovers of Paulo Coelho will want to treasure forever. Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. This is such a book - a beautiful parable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life's path and, above all, follow your dreams. Santiago, a young shepherd living in the hills of Andalucia, feels that there is more to life than his humble home and his flock. One day he finds the courage to follow his dreams into distant lands, each step galvanised by the knowledge that he is following the right path: his own. The people he meets along the way, the things he sees and the wisdom he learns are life-changing. With Paulo Coelho's visionary blend of spirituality, magical realism and folklore, The Alchemist is a story with the power to inspire nations and change people's lives.

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this is the book my friend gave me with his word when he found his way and left for next step. It's accessible to think oneself, what my vocation is. The alchemist will help you to find something important for you. Read full review

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I see that this book is not as highly rated as it should be. I believe that this book is a piece of art. It should go down in history with such books as Moby Dick, The Great Escape, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Mein Kampf. The people who read this must be illiterate and have a lack of imagination. I wish the best for future readers and if you find yourself not clicking 5 stars then you are all IDIOTS. 

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About the author (1999)

Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and has become one of the most widely read and loved authors in the world. Especially renowned for The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes, he has sold more than 115 million copies worldwide and been translated into over 71 languages. The recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, including the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum and France's Legion d'Honneur, Paulo Coelho was inducted into the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 2002.

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