A stranger arrives at the remote village of Viscos, carrying with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars. He comes searching for the ans-wer to a question that torments him: Are human beings, in essence, good or evil? In welcoming the mysterious foreigner, the whole village becomes an accomplice to his sophisticated plot, which will forever mark their lives.
A novel of temptation by the internationally bestselling author Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prymis a thought-provoking parable of a community dev-oured by greed, cowardice, and fear—as it struggles with the choice between good and evil.
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Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, The Winner Stands Alone, Aleph, Manuscript Found in Accra, and Adultery, among others, have sold over 175 million copies worldwide, and The Alchemist has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 360 weeks.
Paulo Coelho has been a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters since 2002, and in 2007, he was appointed United Nations Messenger of Peace. He is also the most followed author on social media.From AudioFile:
A mysterious stranger in the company of the devil comes to the mountain village of Viscos with 11 bars of gold and a Faustian bargain for the entire town. He confides to Chantal Prym, the local bartender, the particulars about his murderous offer, intended in his eyes to crystallize the struggle between good and evil. Coelho's parable (first published in Europe in 1992) poses a morality test for Viscos in a way that recalls works like Mark Twain's "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg" and Chaucer's "The Pardoner's Tale." Linda Emond's effective reading is lightly characterized. This self-effacing, low-key performance accords with the fable-like quality of the novel and makes Coelho's morality tale personal and absorbing. G.H. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description HarperCollinsPublishers, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7116039
Book Description HarperCollinsPublishers, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007116039
Book Description HarperCollinsPublishers, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007116039
Book Description HarperCollinsPublishers, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007116039