Alchemist International Edition

Alchemist International Edition

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"The Alchemist" is a global phenomenon, selling over 30 million copies worldwide. This exciting new edition includes exclusive content, such as a new forward to the book by the author, an interview with Paulo Coelho, and much more, providing an in-depth look at this much-loved title. Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. This is such a book - a magical fable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life's path and, above, all follow your dreams. 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 Coelho's visionary blend of spirituality, magical realism and folklore, "The Alchemist" is a story with the power to inspire nations and change people's lives.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 112 x 173 x 15mm | 106g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Rev. printing.
  • 9780061233845
  • 8,785

Review Text

The bestselling, simple and delightful tale of a young Spanish shepherd boy seeking a treasure in the pyramids of Egypt. Along the way, he learns to follow his dreams, listen to his heart, live in the present, and risk everything he has to pursue his destiny.
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About Paulo Coelho

Coelho, Paulo

Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, The Winner Stands Alone, Aleph, Manuscript Found in Accra, and Adultery, among others, have sold over 175 million copies worldwide, and The Alchemist has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 360 weeks.

Paulo Coelho has been a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters since 2002, and in 2007, he was appointed United Nations Messenger of Peace. He is also the most followed author on social media.
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Rating details

2,554,259 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 39% (994,891)
4 29% (739,614)
3 19% (497,339)
2 8% (203,789)
1 5% (118,626)

Our customer reviews

Beautifully written, it's been a few months now since I've read this novel and it is still in my mind. I think unconsciously I've incorporated what I have read into my own life. Too see a full review see here: more
by MJ Quisumbing
A great read. A real page-turner. A good gift for just about anyone. It's a simple allegorical tale about finding your path and it does so in a very entertaining more
by Maureen McDonald
I loved this book so amazing it moved me and put me in a different place instantly. Little book with a huge message !show more
by Selena
Talk about punching above your weight, for should a little book it packs a huge punch. It is a very simple story but there is something so profound about the young shepherd who follows his dream. I can definitely see myself reading this book many more times over many more years to come. Also for such a simple story it speaks on so many levels. I bet many different people can read this book and they would all take something different away from reading it. The only bad thing I can say about it, was it was too short. I read this book in one sitting, and by the end of it I still wanted more. But in saying that maybe that will be one of the reasons I'll read it many more more
by Shane Abarca
Santiago is a young Spanish shepherd who keeps having a recurring dream of finding treasure near the pyramids of Egypt. What starts as a half hearted journey through the desert turns into the adventure of a lifetime for young Santiago as he comes across different people from different walks of life. All of them have a unique story to tell and their own points of view on how they are supposed to go about their life and what they should do about their dreams and commitments. The voyage eventually leads Santiago to The Alchemist who helps the boy towards his goal. What makes the Alchemist unique is the absolute simplicity and straightforwardness with which it conveys its message. The subject of the book is solely to explore the realities and the practicalities of following your more
by Mohammad Sajjad
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