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The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist
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Like the one-time bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, The Alchemist presents a simple fable, based on simple truths and places it in a highly unique situation. And though we may sense a bestselling formula, it is certainly not a new one: even the ancient tribal storytellers knew that this... show more
Like the one-time bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, The Alchemist presents a simple fable, based on simple truths and places it in a highly unique situation. And though we may sense a bestselling formula, it is certainly not a new one: even the ancient tribal storytellers knew that this is the most successful method of entertaining an audience while slipping in a lesson or two. Brazilian storyteller Paulo Coehlo introduces Santiago, an Andalucian shepherd boy who one night dreams of a distant treasure in the Egyptian pyramids. And so he's off: leaving Spain to literally follow his dream. Along the way he meets many spiritual messengers, who come in unassuming forms such as a camel driver and a well-read Englishman. In one of the Englishman's books, Santiago first learns about the alchemists--men who believed that if a metal were heated for many years, it would free itself of all its individual properties, and what was left would be the "Soul of the World." Of course he does eventually meet an alchemist, and the ensuing student-teacher relationship clarifies much of the boy's misguided agenda, while also emboldening him to stay true to his dreams. "My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy confides to the alchemist one night as they look up at a moonless night. "Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself," the alchemist replies. "And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9788172234980 (8172234988)
Pages no: 192
Edition language: Hindi
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5.0 The Alchemist (Large Print)
This book... I was so moved... loved it!!! Paulo COelho has never failed me!!!
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5.0 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Brilliant!I understand now why this book is a classic, a favorite to so many, and he is the most translated author of all time. This is literally one of the best piece of literature to graze my fingertips that I have to ask myself incessantly, why the hell did it take me so long to read it?!But I bo...
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0.5 “Is this a joke?” Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist”
Someone said it better. Is it a joke? I read it a long time ago and I hate it. Magic is not real. There is no destiny for anyone. The universe does not give a flying fuck if any specie survive, and it would not care if one person from one specie has to go somewhere or has to do something. B...
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4.0 THE ALCHEMIST by Paulo Coelho
THE ALCHEMIST Paulo Coelho, author Alan R. Clarke, translator Paperback, 197 pages Published May 1st 1993 by HarperCollins (first published 1988) Original title O Alquimista 0061122416 (ISBN13: 9780061122415) A short magical realism novel. I did enjoy this even ...
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