Coelho, Paulo The Alchemist

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The Alchemist

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A global phenomenon, The Alchemist has been read and loved by over 62 million readers, topping bestseller lists in 74 countries worldwide. Now this magical fable is beautifully repackaged in an edition that lovers of Paulo Coelho will want to treasure forever.

Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. This is such a book – a beautiful parable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life’s path and, above all, follow your dreams.

Santiago, a young shepherd living in the hills of Andalucia, feels that there is more to life than his humble home and his flock. One day he finds the courage to follow his dreams into distant lands, each step galvanised by the knowledge that he is following the right path: his own. The people he meets along the way, the things he sees and the wisdom he learns are life-changing.

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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Like the one-time bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, The Alchemist presents a simple fable, based on simple truths and places it in a highly unique situation. And though we may sense a bestselling formula, it is certainly not a new one: even the ancient tribal storytellers knew that this is the most successful method of entertaining an audience while slipping in a lesson or two. Brazilian storyteller Paulo Coehlo introduces Santiago, an Andalucian shepherd boy who one night dreams of a distant treasure in the Egyptian pyramids. And so he's off: leaving Spain to literally follow his dream.

Along the way he meets many spiritual messengers, who come in unassuming forms such as a camel driver and a well-read Englishman. In one of the Englishman's books, Santiago first learns about the alchemists--men who believed that if a metal were heated for many years, it would free itself of all its individual properties, and what was left would be the "Soul of the World." Of course he does eventually meet an alchemist, and the ensuing student-teacher relationship clarifies much of the boy's misguided agenda, while also emboldening him to stay true to his dreams. "My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy confides to the alchemist one night as they look up at a moonless night.

"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself," the alchemist replies. "And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity."

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‘His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.’ THE TIMES

‘One of the few to deserve the term Publishing Phenomenon.’ INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

‘Coelho’s writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts… he gives me hope and puts a smile on my face.’ DAILY EXPRESS

‘I love The Alchemist.’ OPRAH WINFREY

‘The Alchemist is a beautiful book about magic, dreams and the treasures we seek elsewhere and then find on our doorstep.’ MADONNA

"I feel like the luckiest man on the planet. It's a dream come true for me," to be able to direct and star and bring Coelho's book to the screen." LAURENCE FISHBURNE on the upcoming film adaptation of The Alchemist

"One of my favourite books is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and I just believe that…I can create whatever I want to create. If I can put my head on it right, study it, learn the patterns…I feel very strongly that we are who we choose to be." WILL SMITH

"When I'm on the set with young actors and sometimes you meet people in life who you feel they are a little confused and they want to be re-centered, there are two books that I always recommend. One of them is Siddhartha, and the other is The Alchemist. RUSSELL CROWE

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Book Description Harper Collins Publishers India, 2015. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 13 x 21 cm. Through The Alchemist, Coelho helps readers understand the importance of pursuing one?s destiny and how the universe helps one reach their goal. Santiago is the protagonist of Coelho?s story. He is a simple shepherd boy who tends to his flock, and lives in the Andalusian Mountains. Santiago?s tidy and sterile universe becomes unsettled when he starts having recurring dreams about finding treasure at the Egyptian Pyramids. Santiago becomes convinced that these dreams are prophetic. As a result, he travels to Romani. He meets a gypsy who convinces Santiago that there is indeed a treasure to be sought from the majestic Pyramids, and therefore persuades him to go to Egypt. At the start of his journey, Santiago encounters Melchizedek, the King of Salem who convinces him to pursue his deepest desires, or Personal Legend. Spurred on by the old King, Santiago abandons the comforts associated with his shepherd?s life, and continues forward to Egypt. Santiago?s journey takes him from Spain into Tangiers, encountering many obstacles along the way. During the course of his travels he meets Fatima, an exotic Arabian woman who encourages Santiago to follow his heart. Santiago?s meeting with a mysterious Alchemist heightens the climax of The Alchemist. He tries to make Santiago understand that most people are only concerned with the treasure associated with their personal legends and not with the actual legend itself. As Santiago?s journey finally brings him to the treasure, it is the people he encounters, the things he sees, and the wisdom he acquires, that makes him realize the importance of pursuing his destiny. The Alchemist will help readers experience a self realizing moment. They will discover that fear, discouragement, attachment, and guilt prevents many individuals from following one?s path, or Personal Legend. Since the book?s publication in 1988, it has become an international bestseller. The book has sold over 30 million copies, and was translated into 56 languages. The Alchemist won the Guinness World Record title for most translated book by an author. Printed Pages: 175. Bookseller Inventory # 104448

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