The 25th anniversary edition of The Pilgrimage, the precursor to The Alchemist. In this gripping story, Paulo Coelho is on a quest for the ultimate in self-knowledge, wisdom and spiritual mastery. Guided by his mysterious companion Petrus, he takes the road to Santiago, going throush a series of trials and tests along the way-even coming face to face with someone who may just be the devil himself.
Why is the road to the simple life so hard? Will Paulo be strong enough to complete the journey towards humility, belief-and faith? Paulo Coelho. the author of The Alchemist, is an enchanting storyteller, inspiring people all over the world to see beyond the ordinary and into the remarkable.
About the Author
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.
'One of the few to deserve the term "publishing phenomenon"' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.' THE TIMES 'His writing is like a path of energy that inadvertently leads readers to themselves, toward their mysterious and faraway souls.' LE FIGARO