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The Alchemist (Paperback)

By Paulo Coelho, Alan R. Clarke (Translator)
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Description


Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over two million copies sold in English and twenty-one million copies worldwide, The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic that will enchant and inspire readers for generations to come.

About the Author


The Brazilian author Paulo Coelho was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theater director, actor, lyricist, and journalist. Coelho wrote song lyrics for many famous performers in Brazilian music, such as Elis Regina and Rita Lee, yet he is best known for his work with Raul Seixas. Together they wrote such successes as "Eu nasci ha dez mil anos atras" ("I Was Born Ten Thousand Years Ago"), "Gita," and "Al Capone."

His fascination with the spiritual quest dates back to his hippie days, when he travelled the world learning about secret societies, oriental religions, etc. In 1982, Coelho published his first book, Hell Archives, which failed to make any kind of impact. In 1985, he contributed to the Practical Manual of Vampirism, although he later tried to take it off the shelves, since he considered it "of bad quality." In 1986, Paulo Coelho did the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella, an experience later to be documented in his book The Pilgrimage.



Praise For…


“A wise and inspiring fable about the pilgrimage that life should be.”
-M. Scott Peck

“An adventure story full of magic and wisdom.”
-Rudolfo Anaya, author of Bless Me, Ultima

“A touching, inspiring fable.”
-Indianapolis Star

“A magical little volume.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

“[This] Brazilian wizard makes books disappear from stores.”
-New York Times

“[His] books have had a life-enchanting effect on millions of people.”
-London Times

“A beautiful story with a pointed message for every reader.”
-Joseph Girzone, author of Joshua

“As memorable and meaningful as Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince.”
-Austin American-Statesman

“A sweetly exotic tale for young and old alike.”
-Publishers Weekly

“A most tender and gentle story. It is a rare gem of a book.”
-Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., co-author of Change Our Mind, Change Your Life

“An entrepreneurial tale of universal wisdom we can apply to the business of our own lives.”
-Spencer Johnson, M.D., co-author of The One-Minute Manager

“A remarkable tale about the most magical of all journeys: the quest to fulfill one’s destiny.”
-Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060834838
ISBN-10: 0060834838
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: HarperLargePrint
Publication Date: October 31st, 2005
Pages: 197
Language: English