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The latest novel from the #1 internationally best-selling author of The Alchemist.

There is nothing wrong with anxiety.

Although we cannot control God’s time, it is part of the human condition to want to receive the thing we are waiting for as quickly as possible.

Or to drive away whatever is causing our fear....

Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it — just as we have learned to live with storms.

*  *  *

July 14, 1099. Jerusalem awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the city’s gates. There, inside the ancient city’s walls, men and women of every age and every faith have gathered to hear the wise words of a mysterious man known only as the Copt. He has summoned the townspeople to address their fears with truth: 

“Tomorrow, harmony will become discord. Joy will be replaced by grief. Peace will give way to war.... None of us can know what tomorrow will hold, because each day has its good and its bad moments. So, when you ask your questions, forget about the troops outside and the fear inside. Our task is not to leave a record of what happened on this date for those who will inherit the Earth; history will take care of that. Therefore, we will speak about our daily lives, about the difficulties we have had to face.”

The people begin with questions about defeat, struggle, and the nature of their enemies; they contemplate the will to change and the virtues of loyalty and solitude; and they ultimately turn to questions of beauty, love, wisdom, sex, elegance, and what the future holds. “What is success?” poses the Copt. “It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace.”  

*  *  *

Now, these many centuries later, the wise man’s answers are a record of the human values that have endured throughout time. And, in Paulo Coelho’s hands, Manuscript Found in Accra reveals that who we are, what we fear, and what we hope for the future come from the knowledge and belief that can be found within us, and not from the adversity that surrounds us.

Review:

“Coelho’s writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts.” Daily Express

Review:

“His writing is like a path of energy that inadvertently leads readers to themselves, toward their mysterious and faraway souls.” Le Figaro

Review:

“His books have had a life enhancing impact on millions of people.“ The Times (London)

Review:

“An exceptional writer.” USA Today

Review:

“An intriguing and playful premise.” The Boston Globe

Review:

“Full of worthy musings and quotable quotes on a variety of subjects — from solitude and love to beauty and miracles....Like all Coelho’s other works, the earnestness, simplicity and clarity of [Manuscript Found in Accra’s] prose start touching your soul and transforming your thoughts.” The International Herald Tribune

Review:

“Coelho...shows himself again to be a cerebral and subtle writer.” The New York Journal of Books

Review:

“Spiritualists and wanderlusts will eagerly devour...[Coelho’s] search for all things meaningful.” The Washington Post

Review:

“Coelho masterfully presents his points wrapped in the…familiar guise of an ancient story.” Portland Book Review

Review:

“A timeless and powerful exploration of personal growth, everyday wisdom and joy.” Bookscan (London)

Synopsis:

The great wisdom of life is that we can be masters of the things that try to enslave us.

“There is nothing wrong with anxiety. Although we cannot control God’s time, it is part of the human condition to want to receive the thing we are waiting for as quickly as possible. Or to drive away whatever is causing fear. Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it — just as we have learned to live with storms."

1099. Jerusalem awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the city’s gates. There, inside the ancient city’s walls, women and men of every age and faith have gathered to hear the wisdom of a mysterious man known only as the Copt. 

As the wise man speaks of loyalty, fear, bravery and solitude, of love, sex, beauty and elegance, his words offer truth and guidance, and reveal the human values that have endured throughout time — then as now, his words reveal who we are, what we fear and what we hope for the future.

About the Author

One of the most influential writers of our time, Paulo Coelho is the author of many international best sellers, including The Alchemist, Aleph, Eleven Minutes, and The Pilgrimage. Translated into 74 languages, his books have sold more than 140 million copies in more than 170 countries. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, and in 2007, he was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345805058
Author:
Coelho, Paulo
Publisher:
Vintage
Translator:
Costa, Margaret Jull
Subject:
Visionary & Metaphysics
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.1 x 0.64 in 0.4563 lb

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Product details 208 pages Vintage - English 9780345805058 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Coelho’s writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts.” Daily Express

"Review" by , “His writing is like a path of energy that inadvertently leads readers to themselves, toward their mysterious and faraway souls.”
"Review" by , “His books have had a life enhancing impact on millions of people.“
"Review" by , “An exceptional writer.”
"Review" by , “An intriguing and playful premise.”
"Review" by , “Full of worthy musings and quotable quotes on a variety of subjects — from solitude and love to beauty and miracles....Like all Coelho’s other works, the earnestness, simplicity and clarity of [Manuscript Found in Accra’s] prose start touching your soul and transforming your thoughts.”
"Review" by , “Coelho...shows himself again to be a cerebral and subtle writer.”
"Review" by , “Spiritualists and wanderlusts will eagerly devour...[Coelho’s] search for all things meaningful.”
"Review" by , “Coelho masterfully presents his points wrapped in the…familiar guise of an ancient story.”
"Review" by , “A timeless and powerful exploration of personal growth, everyday wisdom and joy.”
"Synopsis" by , The great wisdom of life is that we can be masters of the things that try to enslave us.

“There is nothing wrong with anxiety. Although we cannot control God’s time, it is part of the human condition to want to receive the thing we are waiting for as quickly as possible. Or to drive away whatever is causing fear. Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it — just as we have learned to live with storms."

1099. Jerusalem awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the city’s gates. There, inside the ancient city’s walls, women and men of every age and faith have gathered to hear the wisdom of a mysterious man known only as the Copt. 

As the wise man speaks of loyalty, fear, bravery and solitude, of love, sex, beauty and elegance, his words offer truth and guidance, and reveal the human values that have endured throughout time — then as now, his words reveal who we are, what we fear and what we hope for the future.

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