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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.

Topics: Allegory, Mystical, Philosophical, Adventurous, Inspirational, Poignant, Journeys, Spirituality , Alchemy, Magic, Destiny, Treasure Hunting, Love, Happiness, Magical Realism, Symbolism, 20th Century, South American Author, Spain, Egypt, Africa, and Morocco

Published: HarperCollins on
ISBN: 9780061741241
List price: $10.99
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A must for allmore
this is so proverbial and exciting..adventurous..edge-of-ur-seat anxiety and awe. it has to be the best book i have read in years... i love it!!! more
when i read this book I was like : WoOw. I felt like it was from another planet.more
supper awesome bookmore
best novel tell now! more
This is one of those books that always has something new for you to realize.more
amazing it ismore
A very nice read when you're feeling a bit down. more
The Alchemist is thoroughly thought provoking. you cant experience this masterpiece without learning about yourself. incredible read.more
beautiful and very inspiring storymore
one of the most inspiring books I ever read.more
The story was very basic. my issue is that this book is extremely preachy. the central theme is Personal Legends and following the Voice of the World... except that it is referenced word for word every few pages. Irritating to read. more
A beautiful journey. With powerful nuggets of spiritual truth and insights about life and love along the way.more
Beautiful, fulfilling, thoroughly enjoyable.more
love it, simple but very beautiful and meaningful.more
Lots of great lessons. I read this every so often to think about my priorities in life. more
A brilliant learning experience! more
great book, teaches you to have an optimistic view on life and is very motivatingmore
Excellent site, really happy to have itmore
its an awesome book... after reading it you will realize that its a treasure in itself..its worth reading..more
this the best among the best book I ever readmore
I couldn't put it down. more
substance !more
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