|aThe alchemist|cPaulo Coelho ; translated by Alan R. Clarke.
|a25th anniversary ed.
|aNew York, NY|bHarperOne|cc2014.
|ax, 182 p.|bill.|c21 cm.
|a"This book is an English version of O Alquimista, the Portuguese original edition, published in Brazil by Editora Rocco Ltd. (Rio de Janeiro). Copyright 1988 by Paulo Coelho. Previous paperback editions were published in 1994 and 1998 by HarperOne, a division of HarperCollins Publishers. A HarperFlamingo edition was published in 1998. A previous HarperPerennial paperback edition was published in 1998 . . . . English version copyright 1993 by Paulo Coelho and Alan R. Clarke. Updated introduction copyright 2014 by HarperCollins Publishers"--T.p. verso.
An international bestseller Over 80 million copies sold worldwideA PBS Great American Read Top 100 pickA special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different--and far more satisfying--than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.
Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947. He has become one of the most widely read and loved authors in the world. Especially renowned for The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes, he has sold more than 100 million books worldwide and his work has been translated into 67 languages. The recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum and France's Legion d'Honneur, Paulo Coelho was inducted into the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 2002. He writes a weekly column syndicated throughout the world.