This is the story of Santiago, a shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world in search of a worldly treasure. From his home in Spain, he journeys to Tangiers, and from there into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him.
A global phenomenon, The Alchemist has been read and loved by over 62 million readers, topping bestseller lists in 74 countries worldwide. Now this magical fable is beautifully repackaged in an edition that lovers of Paulo Coelho will want to treasure forever.
Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. This is such a book - a beautiful parable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life''s path and, above all, follow your dreams.
Santiago, a young shepherd living in the hills of Andalucia, feels that there is more to life than his humble home and his flock. One day he finds the courage to follow his dreams into distant lands, each step galvanised by the knowledge that he is following the right path: his own. The people he meets along the way, the things he sees and the wisdom he learns are life-changing.
With Paulo Coelho''s visionary blend of spirituality, magical realism and folklore, The Alchemist is a story with the power to inspire nations and change people''s lives.
Pilar, an independent and practical yet restless young woman, finds her life forever changed by an encounter with a childhood friend, now a handsome seminiarian and rumoured miracle worker, who leads her on a journey through the French Pyrenees.
The author was instructed by his mysterious spiritual master to find and speak to his guardian angel to overcome his dark past. This book gives an account of his quest into the Mojave desert where he encountered angelic beings who challenged him to follow his dreams.
The trials of Paulo Coelho and his mysterious mentor, Petrus, are here recounted, as they journey across Spain in search of a miraculous sword - on a legendary road travelled by pilgrims of San Tiago since the Middle Ages. This is part adventure story, part guide to self-mastery.