1st American Edition/4th Printing (number '4' on line on cp page). SIGNED by Coelho with a long inscription (in Portuguese, dated May 1994) on half-title page (Note: I do not know Portugese so I cannot translate the inscription for you). DJ price-clipped; mylar protected. Also comes with complete Harper CD set (4 CD's) performed by Jeremy Irons. Also comes with a unsigned hardcover copy of "Warrior of the Light: A Manual". Scarce signed hardcover copy of Coelho classic. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 025072
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/ A Fable About Following Your ...
Publisher: Harper San Francisco
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Harper San Francisco / Harper Collins, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Nice copy of this classic by Paulo Coelho. Copyright page states 1st ed, but jacket is unpriced and number line reads 95 96 97 * HAD Inscribed on half-title page "Catherine, Love is the the road, Paulo Coelho. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 001714
Book Description Harper Collins Publishers, New York, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Boards are blue with blue cloth spine and gilt titles. Dust jacket has minimal edge wear. Interior is clean and crisp. Stated First Edition with the complete number line. Signed and inscribed by the author on the half title page. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 013374
Book Description HarperCollins (HarperSanFrancisco), 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition, First Printing. First printing, with full number line, SIGNED (with no inscription) by Paulo Coelho on title page. Book and dust jacket in unworn condition, unmarked otherwise. Jacket is unclipped, in protective mylar. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 020917
Book Description HarperSanFrancisco, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Stated first edition with the complete number line, signed boldly on the title page by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket; binding is very tight, apparently unread, but does have a very subtle slant; else, in as new condition. Not price clipped, not ex-lib, no other markings. An important work of 20th century literature, originally written in Portugese now translated to many languages and now also the basis for film, music, and stage adaptations. Protected in a mylar cover (Autographed copy sticker is affixed to the mylar, not to the dust jacket). Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-1541708500163
Book Description HarperSanFrancisco, San Francisco, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. SF: Harper, 1993. 1st edition, 1st title in English, signed by author on half-title, F/NF. Book has very little wear. DJ has light wear to upper edges of front panel and spine, "Autographed copy" sticker on front panel. A moden classic. Nice copy. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 002237