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This text is a magical fable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life's path and, above all, following your dreams. The book tells the story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world in search of a worldly treasure as fabulous as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers, and from there into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him. With a visionary blend of spirituality, magical realism and folklore, the author hopes that "The Alchemist" has the power to inspire nations and change people's lives.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This text is a magical fable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life's path and, above all, following your dreams. The book tells the story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world in search of a worldly treasure as fabulous as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers, and from there into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him. With a visionary blend of spirituality, magical realism and folklore, the author hopes that "The Alchemist" has the power to inspire nations and change people's lives.
Autorenporträt
Paulo Coelho is the author of The Alchemist, he was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Being the author of 30 books that have sold over 320 million copies in 170 countries, he has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today. Paulo Coelho has been a United Nations Messenger of Peace since 2007 and this has allowed him to continue to promote intercultural dialogue and to focus on the needs of children. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters and the recipient of over 115 awards and honours, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the Grinzane Cavour Book Award and the Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur, to name a few. Other titles include: The Pilgrimage, Brida, The Valkyries, The Fifth Mountain, Manual of the Warrior of Light, Veronika Decides to Die, The Devil and Miss Prym, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, Like the Flowing River, The Witch of Portobello, The Winner Stands Alone, Aleph.
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"It's a brilliant, magical, life-changing book that continues to blow my mind with its lessons. [...] A remarkable tome." - NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, ACTOR

"it changed my whole life. I realized of all of the people who had conspired to get me to this place." - PHARRELL WILLIAMS, MUSICIAN AND SONG-WRITER

"A wise and inspiring fable about the pilgrimage that life should be." - M. Scott Peck

"An adventure story full of magic and wisdom." - Rudolfo Anaya, author of Bless Me, Ultima

"A touching, inspiring fable." - Indianapolis Star

"A magical little volume." - San Francisco Chronicle

"[This] Brazilian wizard makes books disappear from stores." - New York Times

"[His] books have had a life-enchanting effect on millions of people." - London Times

"A beautiful story with a pointed message for every reader." - Joseph Girzone, author of Joshua

"As memorable and meaningful as Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince." - Austin American-Statesman

"A sweetly exotic tale for young and old alike." - Publishers Weekly

"A most tender and gentle story. It is a rare gem of a book." - Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., co-author of Change Our Mind, Change Your Life

"An entrepreneurial tale of universal wisdom we can apply to the business of our own lives." - Spencer Johnson, M.D., co-author of The One-Minute Manager

"A remarkable tale about the most magical of all journeys: the quest to fulfill one's destiny." - Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within

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