The alchemist
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[San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, [1998].
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Book
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x, 197 pages : map ; 21 cm
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"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams."

Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come.

The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.

The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.

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ISBN:
0061122416, 9780061122415
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Lexile measure:
910

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Includes insights, interviews, and more.
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An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasures found within.
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Translated from the Portuguese.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Coelho, P. (1998). The alchemist. [San Francisco]: HarperSanFrancisco.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Coelho, Paulo. 1998. The Alchemist. [San Francisco]: HarperSanFrancisco.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Coelho, Paulo, The Alchemist. [San Francisco]: HarperSanFrancisco, 1998.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Coelho, Paulo. The Alchemist. [San Francisco]: HarperSanFrancisco, 1998. Print.

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