"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
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.