The Alchemist (Paperback)

By Paulo Coelho, Alan R. Clarke (Translator)

HarperLargePrint, 9780060834838, 197pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (4/15/2014)
Hardcover, Chinese (3/1/2009)
Paperback (4/25/2006)
Prebound (4/25/2006)
Paperback, Japanese (2/1/1997)
Audio cassette (3/20/2001)
Prebound (4/1/2006)
Hardcover (4/1/2006)

List Price: 15.99*
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Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over two million copies sold in English and twenty-one million copies worldwide, The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic that will enchant and inspire readers for generations to come.

Praise For The Alchemist

“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