Signed by author at title page. Book is in excellent condition, showing only a slight fade to top end of boards, faint rubbing to surfaces, and modest shelf wear to edges/corners; otherwise in fantastic shape with tight binding and clean pages throughout. Jacket is attractive, showing light rubbing to surfaces and touches of shelf wear to corners and edges; now protected in mylar. A sharp copy overall. Signed. Bookseller Inventory #
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever. With more than two million copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic, universally admired.
Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found.
The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, above all, following our dreams.
Review: Like the one-time bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, The Alchemist presents a simple fable, based on simple truths and places it in a highly unique situation. And though we may sniff a bestselling formula, it is certainly not a new one: even the ancient tribal storytellers knew that this is the most successful method of entertaining an audience while slipping in a lesson or two. Brazilian storyteller Paulo Coehlo introduces Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who one night dreams of a distant treasure in the Egyptian pyramids. And so he's off: leaving Spain to literally follow his dream.
Along the way he meets many spiritual messengers, who come in unassuming forms such as a camel driver and a well-read Englishman. In one of the Englishman's books, Santiago first learns about the alchemists--men who believed that if a metal were heated for many years, it would free itself of all its individual properties, and what was left would be the "Soul of the World." Of course he does eventually meet an alchemist, and the ensuing student-teacher relationship clarifies much of the boy's misguided agenda, while also emboldening him to stay true to his dreams. "My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy confides to the alchemist one night as they look up at a moonless night.
"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself," the alchemist replies. "And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity." --Gail Hudson
Title: The Alchemist
Publication Date: 2003
Book Condition: Near Fine
Book Description HarperSanFrancisco, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Acceptable. Cover has markings. Fair copy, good as reading copy. Will have moderate to heavy reading/age wear and/or cracked/loose hinges or binding. May have moderate to heavy markings, staining and/or warping. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books and media, ship within 48 hours, and offer a 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # mon0000119787
Book Description HarperSanFrancisco, 2003. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0062502174-2-4
Book Description HarperSanFrancisco, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_240604591
Book Description HarperSanFrancisco, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_239554760
Book Description HarperSanFrancisco, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_239359411
Book Description HarperSanFrancisco, 2003. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0062502174_4
Book Description Harpersanfrancisco, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Remainder mark on bottom edge. ; 8.4 X 5.2 X 0.7 inches; 192 pages. Seller Inventory # 153095
Book Description HarperOne, 18.03.2003., 2003. Condition: Sehr gut. 192 Seiten kleine Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen 306809 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 335 21,3 x 12,7 x 2,5 cm, Gebundene Ausgabe. Seller Inventory # 162641
Book Description Harper One, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Tan to the page edges. The free end page has been removed. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0008683489
Book Description HarperOne, San Francisco, CA, 2003. Hard cover. 192 p. American Collection at Fwc. Audience: General/trade. Good in very good dust jacket. Small stain on corner of back pages. Seller Inventory # Alibris.0009829