Written as a fable, The Alchemist is the philosophical and adventurous tale of Santiago, a simple Andulasian shepherd boy. Urged by a recurring dream to follow his true calling, Santiago starts off on a magical journey, drawing the readers along with him. The book has a simple and powerful message that is summed up in its central theme 'When you want something, the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.'Santiago sets out to travel the world in search of an invaluable treasure, and the story of all the treasures that Santiago finds along his way enlightens us about the wisdom of listening to our hearts and recognizing the omens that are strewn along life's path and more than that, our dreams.The main theme of the book is about finding one's destiny and is more of a self-help book rather than just literature. The Alchemist is a book that has changed the lives of many forever. The book established itself as a modern classic when its sales surpassed more than 1.5 million around the world.The Alchemist sold 65 million books, as per a report released by the publisher, Harper Collins. It was originally written in Portuguese in the year 1988. It has been reproduced in around 67 different languages and made Coelho the world's most translated author among the ones who are alive. The book has been highly praised by critics and has made it to the bestsellers list in a total of 74 countries.
About the Author :
Paulo Coelho's manner of writing is very spiritual and enlightening. His words speak volumes of philosophical knowledge. Coelho has the ability to transport readers to a different world, one that they have never seen before.Some of the other books that Coelho is famous for include: Brida The Witch of Portobello Eleven Minutes Life The Valkyries Veronika Decides to Die The ZahirPaulo Coelho was born in Brazil and attended a Jesuit school. He was admitted to a mental institution at the age of 16 as he did not oblige with the traditional ways. He joined Law School upon the compulsion of his parents but dropped out of it and led a hippie's life, immersed in the drug culture of the 60s. He also took up the practice of occultism and Satanism. He worked as an actor, journalist, theatre director and songwriter before he moved on to be a writer, which was his dream.
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By Rajesh Singhania,
I already have this book. Paulo has this gift of telling Life's magic and lessons in gripping story form. Net is full of the review of this Book. I can't add anything new.
Yes.. Infibeam should match the cover pic on their website with what they send. I received first edition of this book which was available at cheaper rate on competitor website.
By Sumit Manna,
The delivery was within the promised date and book is perfectly new. About the novel: a bit disappointed. May be it's because I expected a lot more from it. It's a good read, nevertheless. A bit old fashioned novel. But if you're buying Paulo's novels, that's what you get.
A good initiator into the world of Philosophy
By Kunal Aggarwal,
The book takes teaches you something very important....go where your mind takes you!!
A beautiful detour of life!
By Gorki Bora,
Paulo Coelho has set benchmarks in making philosophy an easy experience through the means of fictional story telling..The tale of Santiago concisely explains the questions and expounds on our bafflements that rattle our mind and soul in a way or the other. Overall a rejuvenating experience. And good service by Infibeam!
Very nice book
By Sai Prasad Ojha,
Its a very nice book.
By Mohit Arora,
I consider The Alchemist as a magical work of fiction. This is one of the best fiction books ever written. Once you start reading the story of Santiago the shepherd, you feel that the words of the book are mellowing in your mind like snow is melting and converting itself into dew. The odyssey of Santiago starts and you feel like becoming an eye-witness of all the happenings. The story ends with a revelation about life. Excellent piece of work. Highly recommended for people who like to read great works!
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