Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of the readers forever. Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist is such a book. With over 20 million copies sold worldwide, and translated into 42 languages, The Alchemist has already achieved the status of a modern classic.
This is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who years 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 story teaches us, as only few 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.
'Coelho's writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts...He gives me hope and puts a smile on my face.' DAILY EXPRESS
'His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.' THE TIMES
'One of the few to deserve the term 'publishing phenomenon' - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today. The recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, Paulo Coelho is a storyteller with the power to inspire nations and to change people's lives.
- Debolina Raja Gupta