Harper Academic

The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho

On Sale: 04/15/2014

Price: $16.99

The Alchemist

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The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho

On Sale: 04/15/2014

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Price: $16.99

About the Book

“To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only obligation.”—from The Alchemist

The Alchemist tells the story of Santiago, the young Andalusian shepherd who dreams of buried treasure in Egypt and embarks upon a challenging journey to find it. With all the simplicity and symbolic richness of a fable, Coelho’s novel is both a hunt for buried treasure and a spiritual quest, with a hero who overcomes trials along the way with the help of teachers who guide him.

Paulo Coelho’s books have difficult—and valuable—lessons to impart, but much of their appeal comes from the way Coelho dramatizes these lessons. With exquisite simplicity, the author brings to these stories his own experience of confronting life’s most profound challenges, his broad knowledge of philosophy, psychology, and literature, and a deeply-felt humanity.

Freshman Common Read: Erskine College, Montana State University at Bozeman, Immaculata University

Critical Praise

“It’s a brilliant, magical, life-changing book that continues to blow my mind with its lessons. [...] A remarkable tome.” - NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, ACTOR

“it changed my whole life. I realized of all of the people who had conspired to get me to this place.” - PHARRELL WILLIAMS, MUSICIAN AND SONG-WRITER

“A wise and inspiring fable about the pilgrimage that life should be.” - M. Scott Peck

“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

“An entrepreneurial tale of universal wisdom we can apply to the business of our own lives.” - Spencer Johnson, M.D., co-author of The One-Minute Manager

“A remarkable tale about the most magical of all journeys: the quest to fulfill one’s destiny.” - Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062315007
  • ISBN 10: 0062315005
  • Imprint: HarperOne
  • On Sale: 04/15/2014
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.520 in (d)
  • Pages: 208
  • List Price: $16.99
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Inspiration & Personal Growth
  • BISAC3: SELF-HELP / Spiritual