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My Heart Is Afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky."Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams."

Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come.

The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.

The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.

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"[I]t's an interdenominational, transcendental, inspirational fable — in other words, a bag of wind....A message clings like ivy to every encounter; everyone, but everyone, has to put in their two cents' worth....The absence of characterization and overall blandness suggest authorship by a committee of self-improvement pundits." Kirkus Reviews

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"Abeautiful story with a pointed message for every reader." Joseph Girzone, author of Joshua

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever. With more than two million copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic, universally admired.

Paulo Coelhos masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found.

The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along lifes path, and, above all, following our dreams.

Synopsis:

Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come.

The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.

The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.

About the Author

Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the city where he now lives. The Alchemist has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide and has been translated into some 41 languages. In 1999, he received a Crystal Award for Artistic Achievement at the Davos Economic Forum Conference.

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Orpheus, October 3, 2010 (view all comments by Orpheus)
A wonderful fable that stirs the reader to re-examine the journey of life and whether they have listened to their heart or neglected their destiny. While it appears simple in nature, Coehlho succeeds in crafting a tale that includes insight and spirituality on many levels - so the reader's current state of mind dictates how deeply they are affected. This is a book for dreamers - and I am a dreamer.
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pebbeb, December 19, 2006 (view all comments by pebbeb)
The Alchemist is a beautiful book about following one's dreams and the difficulties that entail staying true to that search. This is a book to read if one is questioning one's purpose in life or doubting one's dream.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062502179
Author:
Coelho, Paulo
Publisher:
HarperOne
Translator:
Clarke, Alan R.
Author:
by Paulo Coelho
Author:
Jurskis, Amy
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Picture books for children
Subject:
Fables
Subject:
Shepherds
Subject:
Alchemists.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
May 1993
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.62x5.17x.79 in. .68 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages HarperSanFrancisco - English 9780062502179 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[I]t's an interdenominational, transcendental, inspirational fable — in other words, a bag of wind....A message clings like ivy to every encounter; everyone, but everyone, has to put in their two cents' worth....The absence of characterization and overall blandness suggest authorship by a committee of self-improvement pundits."
"Review" by , "Abeautiful story with a pointed message for every reader."
"Synopsis" by , The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever. With more than two million copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic, universally admired.

Paulo Coelhos masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found.

The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along lifes path, and, above all, following our dreams.

"Synopsis" by , Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come.

The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.

The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.

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