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

The Pilgrimage

A Contemporary Quest for Ancient Wisdom

Paperback Published: 1st March 2009
ISBN: 9780061687457
Number Of Pages: 288

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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...

Industry Reviews

"A universal quest toward an expanded view of life."--Dan Millman, author of THE WAY OF THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR
"An exciting tale."--Library Journal
"The keys to self-mastery...wrapped in suspense and adventure."--Body Mind Spirit
"Among Latin American writers only Columbia's Gabriel Garcia Marquez is more widely read than Brazil's Paulo Coelho."--The Economist

ISBN: 9780061687457
ISBN-10: 0061687456
Series: Plus
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
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

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Paulo Coelho

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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.

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