Dreams are made to be followed. Life is meant to be lived. Some books are meant to be read, loved and passed on. The Alchemist is one of those books.
It is the story of a shepherd boy from the Spanish province of Andalusia who dreams of travelling the world in search of a treasure as desirable as any ever found. From his home, he journeys to the exotic markets of North Africa and then into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him. No one knows what the treasure is, or if he 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 treasure found within.
It is an unforgettable story about the essential wisdom of listening to our heart and, above all, following our dreams.
About the Author
PAULO COELHO is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist and the recipient of numerous international awards. He is considered as one of the most influential author of our times. His books have sold more than 165 million copies worldwide, have been released in 170 countries and been translated into 80 languages. He is best known for his novel The Alchemist, which sold 65 million copies and is the most translated book in the world by a living author.