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If you have only recently discovered Coelho, or if you have yet to discover this utterly brilliant and breathtaking author, who until quite recently was one of the world’s most unsung authors then jump into one of his novels right now and The Alchemist was his first. His books have such a rare quality that if you have a heart you can’t fail to be captivated.

 

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Synopsis

This is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world in search of a worldly treasure as fabulous as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers, and from there into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him.

 

With Paulo Coelhos visionary blend of spirituality, magical realism and folklore, The Alchemist is a story with the power to inspire nations and change peoples lives.

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Publication date: 1st January 1970
Author: Paulo Coelho
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Paulo Coelho Press Reviews

The Alchemist is a beautiful book about magic, dreams and the treasures we seek elsewhere and then find on our doorstep. MADONNA

Coelhos writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts he gives me hope and puts a smile on my face. DAILY EXPRESS

I love The Alchemist. OPRAH WINFREY

Other editions of this book

ISBN: 9780008144227
Publication date: 02/07/2015
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780060879075
Publication date: 04/10/2005
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Publication date: 03/01/1998
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About 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 ...

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