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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  

The Alchemist

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Synopsis

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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.

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

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

3rd January 1998

Author

Paulo Coelho

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www.paulocoelho.co.uk/

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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Format

Paperback (b Format)
224 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Fiction in translation

ISBN

9780722532935

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