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The Alchemist (Paperback)

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    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.

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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.

Author:
Coelho, Paulo
Genre:
FICTION / Literary
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reissue
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
197
Language:
English
Publisher:
Harperone
Publish Date:
05/01/2006
Copyright Year:
1998
ISBN:
9780061122415
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.5 lb
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  • The Original "The Secret"

    I read this book in Spanish, but I don't think the translation to English is too far off. This book has sold more copies than most books ever. Yes, including Harry Potter. This book was a sensation, translated (obviously) into many other languages. It's a story set back in time about a boy who wanted travel and adventure. He became a shepherd. He meets many people and begins to open his heart to learning what life's purpose is. The book emphasizes the connectivity among all living things and how love can transform anyone and anything. I promise it's not as cheesy as I'm making it sound. This is not a mushy love story at all. This is a guy who gets a lot of tough breaks and works hard to keep moving on to the next thing he thinks he should do. I think "The Secret" borrows and doesn't even quite capture many of the ideas shown in this book. It is very spiritual, although the concept of God is universal- the same God, different names for different religions. There is plenty of danger and suspense. It made me question how I make my decisions and live my life. It demonstrates the importance to "tuning in" to what's around you- the clues that tell you how to continue your personal destiny, legend, and journey. It says if you're not open to the signs of what you should do, you will never fulfill your dreams and your life's purpose. You do choose your dreams to some extent, but the book discusses how the universe (or God) knows your true dreams and will conspire with everything to give you opportunities to fulfill your dreams. Those who ignore the opportunities for so long don't get a second chance, so it's a wake-up call. I loved it. There's a lot to analyze on a literary level, if you enjoy doing so, even with just the names. Every name has some deep meaning in an old language like Latin. This is a very universal story, so you can personalize it well if you can handle that it's set in old times. It took a little time for me to get into it, but it might have been different if I had read it in English so there was no question about any word meanings. Knowing how much is hidden deep within the story, it would be more pleasurable to read a second time.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Allow Your Greatness to Unfold

    Life altering story that's a must read for all ages. There's so much wisdom packed into a little book.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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  • Great condition and reasonably priced

    Having not found this book at the library (wait times varied from 3 to 6 weeks) I went to Overstock.com and of course found it immediately. It was in excellent condition, the price was great and the delivery was fast.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? It was identical
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Paperback book in perfect condition
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    paigejanet1 from Clearwater, FL, Aug 4, 2012

  • a little too moralistic

    Your 14 year old might enjoy it; at 61 it didn't work for me.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? so so
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? ok
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. not the world's best literature
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No
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    odettesmom from memphis, tn, Dec 30, 2011

  • GREAT STORY

    I LOVE THIS BOOK. DEFINATELY WILL BE READING A LOT MORE FROM THIS AUTHOR.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? GREAT
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? GREAT
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. GREAT
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    shopperinmi from mt pleasant, mi, Aug 11, 2011

  • Great Book

    Everyone should read this book. Follow your dreams and your heart will be right by your side.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    kaispapa from Vancouver Washington, Jul 23, 2010

  • Alchemist - Awesome Gift!

    Arrived fast and made a great gift - awesome book for anyone!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    melaniek420 from San Diego, Dec 24, 2009

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