The Devil And Miss Prym: A Novel of Temptation

Paperback | April 10, 2007

byPaulo Coelho

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A stranger arrives at the remote village of Viscos, carrying with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars. He comes searching for the ans-wer to a question that torments him: Are human beings, in essence, good or evil? In welcoming the mysterious foreigner, the whole village becomes an accomplice to his sophisticated plot, which will forever mark their lives.

A novel of temptation by the internationally bestselling author Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prymis a thought-provoking parable of a community dev-oured by greed, cowardice, and fear—as it struggles with the choice between good and evil.

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A stranger arrives at the remote village of Viscos, carrying with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars. He comes searching for the ans-wer to a question that torments him: Are human beings, in essence, good or evil? In welcoming the mysterious foreigner, the whole village becomes an accomplice to his sophisticated ...

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A stranger arrives at the remote village of Viscos, carrying with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars. He comes searching for the ans-wer to a question that torments him: Are human beings, in essence, good or evil? In welcoming the mysterious foreigner, the whole village becomes an accomplice to his sophisticated ...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.54 inPublished:April 10, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060528001

ISBN - 13:9780060528003

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting Definitely an interesting take on good vs. evil. The writing was a bit hard to follow, but I did enjoy Paulo Coelho's representation of the devil / evil. Favorite character was Old Berta for sure! I wasn't able to connect with Chantal or the stranger for that matter. I've read a few other books by this author and I have to say I think this is one of my favorites.
Date published: 2013-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good! This book was not as powerful as some of Coelho's other works, but twas' good'nuff :)
Date published: 2013-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply amazing The temptations and choices are painted vividly in the portrayal of imperfect people having to make the most important decision of their lives. The concepts of good and evil are explored, drawing from various cultures and religions. This is a book that makes you look at your self and ponder why you make your decisions. It's also a book filled with beautiful writing, legends, and stories that deserves to be savored.
Date published: 2012-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Feeling Tempted? In Paulo Coelho's novel The Devil and Miss Prym we are introduced to temptation. This novel is set in a small village with a stranger coming into the local inn. He will stay for one week and offer the locals a temptation that they can or can't resist. From the novel 'Everything that had happened to him had a purpose, which was to show that each person's destiny was preordained.' Coelho doesn't disappoint with this novel.
Date published: 2009-05-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho was an okay novel, nothing worth reading though. There is a question that is seen throughout the novel: are people evil? The novel revolves around Chantal Prym, trying to make a difficult choice while facing temptation. This is Paulo Coelho’s last novel that I will read; I liked The Alchemist the best, then Eleven Minutes, the rest of them were not worth reading, such as The Fifth Mountain, The Zahir, and The Devil and Miss Prym.
Date published: 2008-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tremendously good! Eventhough the story becomes just a bit dull at times, this book is completely worth the reading and the buying.. The story might seem predictable as you read, the events, nonetheless, take unexpected twists that might utterly differ with what you had actually expected to happen. This might not be the greatest book written by Coelho, yet it is indeed another deep and fascinating book by him!
Date published: 2008-07-17

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