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The Alchemist, 25th Anniversary

The Alchemist, 25th Anniversary 1

A Fable About Following Your Dream

by Paulo Coelho

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 22/04/2014

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Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world.

This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul-stirring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried near the Pyramids.

Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles in his path. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within.

Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.

ISBN:
9780062315007
9780062315007
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
22-04-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Edition:
25th Edition
Pages:
208
Dimensions (mm):
203x134x15mm
Weight:
0.18kg
Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho’s life remains the primary source of inspiration for his books. He has flirted with death, escaped madness, dallied with drugs, withstood torture, experimented with magic and alchemy, studied philosophy and religion, read voraciously, lost and recovered his faith and experienced the pain and pleasure of love. In searching for his own place in the world, he has discovered answers for the challenges that everyone faces. He believes that, within ourselves, we have the necessary strength to find our own destiny.

His novel The Alchemist has sold more than 65 million copies and has been cited as an inspiration by people as diverse as Malala Yousafzai and Pharrell Williams. Paulo Coelho’s books have sold more than 175 million copies worldwide. He is the writer with the most followers on social media and is the most translated living author in the world. He has won 115 international prizes and awards, has been a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters since 2002 and in 2007 was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

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  • A must read for everyone

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    This is by far my favourite fiction book. Would highly recommend.