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The Alchemist, 25th Anniversary : A Fable about Following Your Dream - Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist, 25th Anniversary

A Fable about Following Your Dream

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Published: 1st May 2014
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The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the international phenomenon about a shepherd boy who learns how to live his dreams--includes an inspiring new introduction by the author.

The Alchemist has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, his story is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.

About the Author

Paulo Coelho is an international bestselling author whose books--The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept and The Fifth Mountain have sold more than 23 million copies in 117 countries and have been translated into 41 languages.

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  • Uses the myth of god to relate to reality

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    Comments about The Alchemist, 25th Anniversary:

    A well written book. Reminded me of a couple of things I've learnt in lifes journey.
    1. Follow your dreams. Don't be someone who sell dreams for small desires.
    2. One doesn't own anyone

    Enjoyed the book. Easy to read in one day. Would be 5 stars except it uses god fantasies to attempt to relate to whats important in life. This cheapens the message.
    For me the message is that we have dreams when young, ( I don't mean everyone wants to be a fireman ;)). Most give up on those dreams due to fear, fear of being hurt, fear of success, fear that ones dreams are better than the reality of them.
    Follow your dreams, because for many they are always with us as something unfulfilled in life, and for others those dreams are forgotten and replaced with just existing. Better to die following your dreams....

     
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      Comments about The Alchemist, 25th Anniversary:

      This book unlocks ones observing self and provokes the reader to question what is and isn't important in their life. An excellent and easy read.

       
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        Comments about The Alchemist, 25th Anniversary:

        Have read this book on go! Great book to keep one a company.

         
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          Comments about The Alchemist, 25th Anniversary:

          This is great buy, I bought this book 3 weeks ago. My wife read I twice, my 14 year old read once and I'm still waiting for my turn.
          Great book to have.

           
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          Wonderful and amazing. a must read!

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            What an inspirational read. Really something!

             
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              Beautifully written story that makes the reader consider their own true calling in life.
              I think this book is one that young adults starting their journey in life could get a lot from.
              Will definitely read again and recommend to my own children.

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              "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."--Indianapolis Star "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."--London Times "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."--Austin American-Statesman "A sweetly exotic tale for young and old alike."--Publishers Weekly "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 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. --Indianapolis Star" 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. --London Times" 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. --Austin American-Statesman" A sweetly exotic tale for young and old alike. --Publishers Weekly" 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" "it changed my whole life. I realized of all of the people who had conspired to get me to this place."--PHARRELL WILLIAMS, MUSICIAN AND SONG-WRITER "It's a brilliant, magical, life-changing book that continues to blow my mind with its lessons. [...] A remarkable tome."--NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, ACTOR it changed my whole life. I realized of all of the people who had conspired to get me to this place. --PHARRELL WILLIAMS, MUSICIAN AND SONG-WRITER" It s a brilliant, magical, life-changing book that continues to blow my mind with its lessons. [...] A remarkable tome. --NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, ACTOR"

              ISBN: 9780062315007
              ISBN-10: 0062315005
              Series: Perennial Classics
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 208
              Published: 1st May 2014
              Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
              Country of Publication: US
              Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.6  x 1.5
              Weight (kg): 0.23
              Edition Number: 25