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The Alchemist
Title: The Alchemist 
Author: Coelho, Paulo 
Released: 2006-04-01 
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers - US 
ISBN: 9780061122415 
Format: Paperback 
Category:  
Last Updated: 2017-05-31 
Rating: 1 
Pages: 208 
Description:
Synopsis
Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in 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 along the way But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a meditation on the treasures found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is art eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.

Biography
Brazilian author Paulo Coelho broke sacred ground -- and crossed over into worldwide fame as an author -- with his symbolic masterpiece, The Alchemist. Since then, Coelho has dedicated his work to the ideal of helping people to follow their wildest dreams.

Editorial Reviews -

The Alchemist

From Barnes & Noble
With the help of several enchanted strangers, an Andalusian shepherd boy learns to listen to himself.

From the Publisher
Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in 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 along the way But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a meditation on the treasures found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is art eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.

Palm Beach Post
The unmatched Jemermy Irons reading this book makes it an instant audio classic.

Palm Beach Post
The unmatched Jemermy Irons reading this book makes it an instant audio classic.

San Francisco Chronicle
A magical little volume.

San Francisco Chronicle
A magical little volume.

M. Scott Peck
A wise and inspiring fable about the pilgrimage that life should be.

San Francisco Chronicle
A magical little volume.

Indianapolis Star
"A touching, inspiring fable."

New York Times
"[This] Brazilian wizard makes books disappear from stores."

San Francisco Chronicle
"A magical little volume."

London Times
"[His] books have had a life-enchanting effect on millions of people."

Austin American-Statesman
"As memorable and meaningful as Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince."

What People Are Saying
"A wise and inspiring fable about the pilgrimage that life should be."