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The Alchemist

A Fable About Following Your Dream: 25th Anniversary Edition
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
 | 
April, 2014
ISBN:
9780062315007
In stock now: 
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$21.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Hailed as a sort of Little Prince or Jonathan Livingston Seagull for the modern era, this little gem has sold over a million copies in its Brazilian version. It’s a beautiful edition, and one of those rare books that many readers will fall in love with.

The twenty-fifth anniversary edition  includes an inspiring new introduction by the author.

The Alchemist has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids.

No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within.

Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, his story is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.

“What’s the world’s greatest lie?” the boy asked, completely surprised.

“It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives are controlled by fate. That’s the world’s biggest lie.”

The Alchemist is a charming fable about undauntingly following your own star, your bliss, your own dreams. It’s about listening to your heart, and reading life’s signs.

“You must not let up, even after having come so far,” he continued. “You must love the desert, but never trust it completely. Because the desert tests all men: it challenges every step, and kills those who become distracted.”

Among Paulo Coelho’s other popular books are The Zahir and By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept.

Publisher’s Description: 

The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the international phenomenon about a shepherd boy who learns how to live his dreamsincludes an inspiring new introduction by the author.

The Alchemist has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids.

No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within.

Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, his story is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.

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