The Alchemist

April 15, 2014|
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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“To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only obligation.”—from The Alchemist

The Alchemist tells the story of Santiago, the young Andalusian shepherd who dreams of buried treasure in Egypt and embarks upon a challenging journey to find it. With all the simplicity and symbolic richness of a fable, Coelho’s novel is both a hunt for buried treasure and a spiritual quest, with a hero who overcomes trials along the way with the help of teachers who guide him.

Paulo Coelho’s books have difficult—and valuable—lessons to impart, but much of their appeal comes from the way Coelho dramatizes these lessons. With exquisite simplicity, the author brings to these stories his own experience of confronting life’s most profound challenges, his broad knowledge of philosophy, psychology, and literature, and a deeply-felt humanity.

Freshman Common Read: Erskine College, Montana State University at Bozeman, Immaculata University, Queensborough Community College

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, andAdultery, among others, have sold 150 mil...
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Title:The Alchemist
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:208 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.46 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.46 in
Published:April 15, 2014
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780062315007

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