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The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist

By Paulo Coelho

  • Release Date: 2015-02-24
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 4,321 Ratings


A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.

Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.

Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.


  • The Alchemist,

    By HLamur
    I hope you will not pay too much attention to what I am about to say. Given that I am doing this for the first time and excited having red this famous book. I don’t have much to say about it because for me , it a story everyone should read to realize your true identity and your purpose in life. I have no doubt that most people are like me. Being in your comfort zone and agree with what you called your destiny, there is no need to pursue anything else because you already have it. At your age, you are satisfied with who you are and your accomplishment regardless how insignificant it may be. I have countless time tried to silence the voice of adventurous spirit that is telling me that there is more, much more for me to achieve. My destiny is in the distance and waiting for my encounter. However, excuses, failure and the voice of trial and error that I have made during the spring and summer of my journey are reminding me that I have reached the zenith and I should take pride instead of my accomplishment. The Alchemist is reminding me like the Englishman, I need to listen to my heart and continue the quest of my treasure. Now knowing that when you set out to do something, the whole universe is bound to help you. With that true being exposed to us, the book invites all of us, at least those who dare facing their destiny and set out to meet it whether in Andalusia, in the Oasis or in Egypt to begin the journey. With patience, determination and the will to succeed, you may begin the journey said the Alchemist. There is no Guarantee you will get there but what is guarantee is: trying is the only guarantee to ever have the chance if you decide. It is a fact that the Alchemist teaches patient enough and helps us understand that to get what we want in life, we have to be ready to face the challenges laid out on the road of success. No matter what to continue the journey because the end of your journey is never where you expect it to be. HLamur
  • Hi

    By Asan5352211
  • This touched my soul.

    By Mr. LMS
  • A story of a lifetime.

    By Dave9955
    As compelling as Fatima—this read has awakened a part of me I had not know yet. Savor every word, and share your experience(s) with others. Long live “The Alchemist.”
  • Great Book

    By Juu baby
    Such a relatable story about life and following one’s dreams. This book is full of wisdom.
  • 🙌🏾

    By beninair
    Worth a read
  • Fav!

    By COLT114
    A favorite coming of age tale and a great and fun way for many to understand how unimportant material things and false excitements are.
  • My love for this book

    By Lovelansky
    My love for this book is intense, I read this book off in a good two weeks and I am going to read it again after reaching my 12 books goal.
  • Must read

    By Marcos138
  • Thank You!

    By Tifflovesflashcards.
    Really enjoyed it and the principles are so relevant to modern day life. People don’t think enough about their dreams and what really matters and this book is such a beautiful reminder not to waltz through life, settling for mediocrity. Read this!