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The Alchemist

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The Alchemist

A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.

Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.

Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.

Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.

Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

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About the Author-
  • 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, and Adultery, among others, have sold over 175 million copies worldwide, and The Alchemist has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 360 weeks.

    Paulo Coelho has been a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters since 2002, and in 2007, he was appointed United Nations Messenger of Peace. He is also the most followed author on social media.

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  • NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, ACTOR "It's a brilliant, magical, life-changing book that continues to blow my mind with its lessons. [...] A remarkable tome."
  • PHARRELL WILLIAMS, MUSICIAN AND SONG-WRITER "it changed my whole life. I realized of all of the people who had conspired to get me to this place."
  • M. Scott Peck "A wise and inspiring fable about the pilgrimage that life should be."
  • Rudolfo Anaya, author of Bless Me, Ultima "An adventure story full of magic and wisdom."
  • Indianapolis Star "A touching, inspiring fable."
  • San Francisco Chronicle "A magical little volume."
  • New York Times "[This] Brazilian wizard makes books disappear from stores."
  • London Times "[His] books have had a life-enchanting effect on millions of people."
  • Joseph Girzone, author of Joshua "A beautiful story with a pointed message for every reader."
  • Austin American-Statesman "As memorable and meaningful as Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince."
  • Publishers Weekly "A sweetly exotic tale for young and old alike."
  • Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., co-author of Change Our Mind, Change Your Life "A most tender and gentle story. It is a rare gem of a book."
  • Spencer Johnson, M.D., co-author of The One-Minute Manager "An entrepreneurial tale of universal wisdom we can apply to the business of our own lives."
  • Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within "A remarkable tale about the most magical of all journeys: the quest to fulfill one's destiny."
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