- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Harperone; 1 edition (April 6 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061122416
- ISBN-13: 978-0061122415
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 204 g
- Average Customer Review: 866 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #56,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Alchemist - 10th Anniversary Edition Paperback – May 1 2006
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From the Back Cover
"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams."
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.See all Product description
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All about finding your destiny and how once you put your mind to something, the universe will come together for you. I brought another copy to give to a colleague at work whose son is about to enter university. I think just about everyone goes through what their true calling is and getting lost - very easy to relate to.
Good read for all ages. Writing is quite 'clean' - nothing gore-related or sexual.
I wish someone had gave me this book when I was a kid,
I always buy one when I go to friends place and there are kids around!
Must read! Love it!
The book is nicely printed and I enjoyed my experience.
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