Also available in this Spanish edition.
Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers for ever. Paulo Coelho’s El Alquimista is such a book. With over 65 million copies sold worldwide and translated into 71 languages, El Alquimista has already achieved the status of a modern classic.
This is the story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of traveling the world in search of treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the exotic markets of Tangiers and then into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him.
El Alquimista is a story about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts and, above all, following our dreams.
Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and has become one of the most widely read and loved authors in the world. Especially renowned for The Alchemist and most recently his worldwide bestseller Aleph, he has sold more than 140 million copies worldwide and been translated into over 71 languages. The recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, including the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum and France’s Legion d’Honneur, Paulo Coelho was inducted into the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 2002. Paulo is a force in social media. His Facebook followers number 6.5 million.
Also by this author: The Pilgrimage, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, The Fifth Mountain, Veronika Decides to Die, The Devil and Miss Prym, Manual of the Warrior of Light, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, Like the Flowing River, The Witch of Portobello, Brida, The Winner Stands Alone, Aleph.
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