Author: Paulo Coelho
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0722532938
Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of the readers for ever. The Alchemist is just one of such books. The Alchemist has already achieved the status of a modern classic.
This novel is a 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 into the Egyptian desert where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him.
This is a story that teaches us, as only few stories can, 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.
A most tender and gentle story. It is a rare gem of a book, and will most certainly touch the very core of every heart earnestly seeking its own destiny on the journey of life.
Author Paulo Coelho, the author of five best sellers, lives in Rio de Janeiro. This translation in English has been rendered by Alan R Clarke.