The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever. With more than two million copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic, universally admired.
Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells 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.
The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a 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 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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“A sweetly exotic tale for young and old alike.”
“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