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The Alchemist Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Condition - Very Good
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The Alchemist tells the tale of a young shepherd named Santiago, who lives in the hills of Andalucia. Santiago feels dissatisfied with his simple life and believes there is so much more out there for him to experience and enjoy.

The Alchemist Summary

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

It takes great courage, but one day Santiago decides it’s time to follow his heart and believe in his hopes and dreams, so he sets off in search of distant lands. He meets people along the way and sees incredible things that change his perspective forever and provide him with the wisdom he needs to lead the life he craves.
The Alchemist is an astonishing tale where folklore and magical realism combine to form a compelling story that might just change your life forever.
This book has topped the bestseller lists in 74 countries worldwide, has been translated into 67 languages, and has won numerous awards including the 2004 Nielsen Gold Book Award, Germany's 2002 Corine International Award for fiction, and France's Grand Prix Litteraire Elle in 1995.
You should read this book if…
  • You love spiritual self-help books where old stories and magic combine to inspire and motivate you
  • You are looking for some guidance to start a new chapter of your life
  • You are a fan of Paul Coelho’s work

The Alchemist Reviews

'His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.' THE TIMES

'One of the few to deserve the term Publishing Phenomenon.' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

'Coelho's 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

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

I feel like the luckiest man on the planet. It's a dream come true for me, to be able to direct and star and bring Coelho's book to the screen. LAURENCE FISHBURNE on the upcoming film adaptation of The Alchemist

One of my favourite books is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and I just believe that...I can create whatever I want to create. If I can put my head on it right, study it, learn the patterns...I feel very strongly that we are who we choose to be. WILL SMITH

When I'm on the set with young actors and sometimes you meet people in life who you feel they are a little confused and they want to be re-centered, there are two books that I always recommend. One of them is Siddhartha, and the other is The Alchemist. RUSSELL CROWE

About Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho is the author of The Alchemist, he was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Being the author of 30 books that have sold over 320 million copies in 170 countries, he has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today. Paulo Coelho has been a United Nations Messenger of Peace since 2007 and this has allowed him to continue to promote intercultural dialogue and to focus on the needs of children. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters and the recipient of over 115 awards and honours, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the Grinzane Cavour Book Award and the Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur, to name a few.

Other titles include: The Pilgrimage, Brida, The Valkyries, The Fifth Mountain, Manual of the Warrior of Light, Veronika Decides to Die, The Devil and Miss Prym, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, Like the Flowing River, The Witch of Portobello, The Winner Stands Alone, Aleph.

Additional information

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Used - Very Good
HarperCollins Publishers
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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