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The Pilgrimage : A Contemporary Quest for Ancient Wisdom - Paulo Coelho

The Pilgrimage

A Contemporary Quest for Ancient Wisdom


Published: 1st March 2009
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"The Pilgrimage" paved the way to Paulo Coehlo's international bestselling novel "The Alchemist." In many ways, these two volumes are companions--to truly comprehend one, you must read the other.

Step inside this captivating account of Paulo Coehlo's pilgrimage along the road to Santiago. This fascinating parable explores the need to find one's own path. In the end, we discover that the extraordinary is always found in the ordinary and simple ways of everyday people. Part adventure story, part guide to self-discovery, this compelling tale delivers the perfect combination of enchantment and insight.

About the Author

The Brazilian author Paulo Coelho was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today. Renowned for his best-loved work, The Alchemist, he has sold more than 50 million books worldwide and has been translated into 56 languages.

Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theater director, actor, lyricist, and journalist. Coelho wrote song lyrics for many famous performers in Brazilian music, such as Elis Regina and Rita Lee, yet he is best known for his work with Raul Seixas. Together they wrote such successes as "Eu nasci há dez mil anos atrás" ("I Was Born Ten Thousand Years Ago"), "Gita," and "Al Capone."

His fascination with the spiritual quest dates back to his hippie days, when he travelled the world learning about secret societies, oriental...


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Great to read again and again


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings


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    Big fan of this writer and read most of his stuff so it was good to finally tick this off the list

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    Among Latin American writers only Columbia s Gabriel Garcia Marquez is more widely read than Brazil s Paulo Coelho. --The Economist"

    Paulo Coelho

    Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. In 1986, Coelho walked the 500-plus mile Road of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, a turning point in his life. On the path, Coelho had a spiritual awakening, which he described autobiographically in The Pilgrimage. Coelho would later leave his lucrative career as a songwriter and pursue writing full-time.

    The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, and The Winner Stands Alone, among others, have sold 115 million copies in more than 160 countries.

    Visit Paulo Coelho's Booktopia Author Page

    ISBN: 9780061687457
    ISBN-10: 0061687456
    Series: Plus
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 274
    Published: 1st March 2009
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.5  x 1.7
    Weight (kg): 0.23