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Alchemist : A Fable About Following Your Dream

Alchemist : A Fable About Following Your Dream - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0062502186

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ISBN10: 0062502182
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Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Perennial Library
Published: 1998
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Alchemist : A Fable About Following Your Dream - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0062502186

Paulo Coelho and Alan R. Clarke

ISBN13: 978-0062502186
ISBN10: 0062502182
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Perennial Library

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

"Santiago is well educated and had intended to be a priest.But a desire for travel . . . prompted him to become a shepherd instead. He's contented.But then twice he dreams about hidden treasure, and a seer tells him to follow the dream's instructions: go to Egypt to the pyramids, where he will finda treasure. . . . Santiago makes it to the pyramids and there learns where his fortune is actually to be found."(Booklist)First published in Brazil in 1991.

The runaway bestseller and beloved book by Latin America's most popular author. "A sweetly exotic tale for young and old alike."

--Publishers Weekly

"A magical little volume."

--San Francisco Chronicle

"A wise and inspiring fable about the pilgrimage that life should be."

--M. Scott Peck, M.D., author ofThe Road Less Traveled

Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come. The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist. The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.

Author Bio

Coelho, Paulo :

Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the city where he now lives. His own life has in many ways been as varied and unusual as the protagonists of his internationally acclaimed novels. Like them, Paulo Coelho has followed a dream in a quest for fulfillment. His own dream, to be a writer, met with frustration throughout much of his early adult life, a time in which he worked at various professions, some of them materially rewarding but spiritually unfulfilling. "I always knew," he says, "that my Personal Legend, to use a term from alchemy, was to write." He was 38 when he published his first book.

In 1970, after deciding that law school was not for him, he traveled through much of South America, North Africa, Mexico, and Europe. Returning to Brazil after two years, he began a successful career as popular songwriter. In 1974, he was imprisoned for a short time by the military dictatorship then ruling in Brazil. In 1980, he experienced one of the defining moments of his life: he walked the 500-plus mile Road of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. On this ancient highway, used for centuries by pilgrims from France to get to the cathedral said to house the remains of St. James, he achieved a self-awareness and a spiritual awakening that he later described in The Pilgrimage.

Paulo Coelho once said that following your dream is like learning a foreign language; you will make mistakes but you will get there in the end. In 1988, he published The Alchemist, a novel that explores this theme, and it launched him as an international bestselling author. Specifically, Paulo Coelho is recognized for his powerful storytelling technique and the profound spiritual insights he blends seamlessly into his parables. Since then, The Alchemist has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide and has been translated into some 41 languages. In addition to The Pilgrimage and The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho has written luminous novels about the different streams of our lives, including By The River Piedra I Sat Down & Wept, The Valkyries, The Fifth Mountain, and Veronika Decides to Die. A winner of numerous literary prizes, Paulo Coelho is also a prominent speaker for humanitarian causes. In 1999, he received a Crystal Award for Artistic Achievement at the Davos Economic Forum Conference.

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