The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist

144 printed pages
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“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.
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alexis67973shared an impression2 years ago
💡Learnt A Lot

Uno de mis libros favoritos,sin duda alguna...he disfrutado bastante su lectura

Sam Nordien
Sam Nordienshared an impression3 years ago

One of the most motivational books I have ever read. Helps us to believe in destiny and your inner power.

Anne-Kathrine Enggaard Pedersen
Anne-Kathrine Enggaard Pedersenshared an impression10 months ago
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What a fantastic book! I'M OF TO FOLLOW MY PERSONAL LEGEND! 😉

Odasia Anthony
Odasia Anthonyhas quoted2 years ago
He realized: If I can learn to understand this language without words, I can learn to understand the world.
Ilya Voitsekh
Ilya Voitsekhhas quoted2 years ago
It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting


Thea Opperman
Thea Oppermanhas quoted4 years ago
Because, once we have overcome the defeats—and we always do—we are filled by a greater sense of euphoria and confidence. In the silence of our hearts, we know that we are proving ourselves worthy of the miracle of life.
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