Unlimited [Travel Book] ☆ The Alchemist - by Paulo Coelho Alan R. Clarke ↠

By Paulo Coelho Alan R. Clarke | Comments: ( 322 ) | Date: ( Dec 07, 2019 )

Paulo Coelho s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure His quest will lead him to riches far different and far satisfying than he ever imagined Santiago s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read tPaulo Coelho s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure His quest will lead him to riches far different and far satisfying than he ever imagined Santiago s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.


  • Title: The Alchemist
  • Author: Paulo Coelho Alan R. Clarke
  • ISBN: 9780061122415
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Paulo Coelho Alan R. Clarke

The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist In 1986, PAULO COELHO did the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella, an experience later to be documented in his book The Pilgrimage In the following year, COELHO published The Alchemist Slow initial sales convinced his first publisher to drop the novel, but it went on to become one of the best selling Brazilian books of all time Other titles include Brida 1990 , The Valkyries 1992 , By the river Piedra I sat Down and Wept 1994 , the collection of his best columns published in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S o Paulo entitle Maktub 1994 , the compilation of texts Phrases 1995 , The Fifth Mountain 1996 , Manual of a Warrior of Light 1997 , Veronika decides to die 1998 , The Devil and Miss Prym 2000 , the compilation of traditional tales in Stories for parents, children and grandchildren 2001 , Eleven Minutes 2003 , The Zahir 2005 , The Witch of Portobello 2006 and Winner Stands Alone to be released in 2009 During the months of March, April, May and June 2006, Paulo Coelho traveled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella in 1986 He also held surprise book signings announced one day in advance in some cities along the way, to have a chance to meet his readers In ninety days of pilgrimage the author traveled around the globe and took the famous Transiberrian train that took him to Vladivostok During this experience Paulo Coelho launched his blog Walking the Path The Pilgrimage in order to share with his readers his impressions Since this first blog Paulo Coelho has expanded his presence in the internet with his daily blogs in Wordpress, Myspace Facebook He is equally present in media sharing sites such as Youtube and Flickr, offering on a regular basis not only texts but also videos and pictures to his readers From this intensive interest and use of the Internet sprang his bold new project The Experimental Witch where he invites his readers to adapt to the screen his book The Witch of Portobello Indeed Paulo Coelho is a firm believer of Internet as a new media and is the first Best selling author to actively support online free distribution of his work.



Comments The Alchemist

  • Christopher

    I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let criticisms will get in the way then it will happen.I disagree with this notion, not only because it is false, but because it is bad.Just because we desire something, does not make it good. This idea of 'following [...]


  • Sarah

    I feel like everyone LOVES this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style. At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. He was going for this "fable/parable" style, but it seemed to fail miserably. The parable-like quality was totally contrived, and I thought the "moral" was pretty stupid. Moral: everything you want and need is close to home. Take chances. Follow your "personal legacy."T [...]


  • Lujayn Alyamani

    كلّ شيء مكتوب !ما إن انتهيت من قراءة هذه الرواية حتى أحسستُ أن الدنيا سكتت ، و العالم سكت و أنني أريدُ أن أسكتُ باقي عمري أتأمل الحياة لعل روح العالم تغمرني فأفلسف الحياة كما شاء لي قلبي مليئة هذه الرواية بالرموز و الحكم و التراث و الأخلاق بل وحتى الآيات الإسلاميةتحسّ و أنت ت [...]


  • Marte Patel

    Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable. All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious.The book harps on about tapping into the Soul of the World, the Language of the World, about your one true path and other nonsense. The basic idea is that if you really want something and "listen to your heart", the whole universe will [...]


  • Clint

    I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or profound, this just sucks all around, and people who describe it as magical or inspirational are probably dudes I will not be having a beer with anytime soon. This guy, he's probably going to get a Nobel one day, too.


  • BillKerwin

    A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite.Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, and that if we recognize that legend and pursue it sincerely, everything in the Universe (which is after all made up--wind, stone, trees--of the same stuff we are) will conspire to help us achieve it. Corollaries: 1) peop [...]


  • Warwick

    The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives. In a way you might as well read it just so you can see how feeble-minded they must be to get any kind of philosophical nourishment out of this inexhaustible stream of clichés. The profound lessons you'll learn from this book amount to nothing more than several variations on the theme of "only [...]


  • Lamski Kikita

    "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it"This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe.Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the dreams he has, the omens he encounters, and the nature he speaks to, are all things that we can relate tos that we've either forgotten about or simply dismissed as childhood fantasies. It is all about finding your Personal [...]


  • Sithara

    I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.)Short summary (mild spoilers): A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Legend' in traveling from Spain to the Pyramids in Egypt searching for treasure. Along the way, he learns 'the Language of the World' the 'Soul of the World' and discovers that the 'Soul of God' is 'his own soul.'If the [...]


  • asma Qadah

    عرفته أوّل مرة من روايته إحدى عشر دقيقة كانت المرة الأولى التي أقرأ فيها قصة أو رواية مترجمة؛ نظراً لعدم وثوقي غالباً في الأدبيّات المترجمة فيما سبقأنهيت قبل أيام قراءة الخيميائي، شدّني الاسم؛ خاصة أنها في الانجليزية تسمى The Alchemist ولا أدري هل كانت الكيمياء فيما سبق تسمى خيمي [...]


  • Jennifer (aka EM)

    My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short. My heart thinks it was also stupid, and after spending some time talking to the wind, I came to agree with my heart. Yet, after beginning the journey with this book and despite the words of my heart, something impelled me to continue. Surely it had something to teach me? The book had a lovely cover made of nicely textured stock that felt good in my hands. It offered the added efficiency of a fold-over flap--something that more publisher [...]


  • Amanda

    ***spoilers and bitterness ahead--be forewarned**I'm not sure that I can capture my utter disdain for this book in words, but I'll give it a shot. I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?, it's a steaming pile of crap now. The main reason I hate this book: it's trite inspirational literature dressed up as an adventure quest. You go into it thinking that it's going to be about a boy's quest for treasure. [...]


  • Mohammed Arabey

    ~~~ T h e ~ A l c h e m i s t ~~ الـخـيـــميائـــي ~~~Half-full Cauldron of Clever Story قدر به قصة محكية ببراعة2 Measures of Legends of Wisdom مقدار من أساطير حكيمة1 Bundle of Self-Help Motivations حزمة من دوافع تنمية ذاتية1 Measure of Spiritual Experiences مقدار من التجارب الروحيةSome Drops of Love ~~~ قطرات من الحـــــبA Bunch of Magic ~~~ حفنة من الســـحر½ Cub of Phi [...]


  • Lyn

    This is either a beautifully written and fable-like illustration of simple and universal truths or a load of crap.I have a bad feeling it’s the later, but then I consider that there could also be a third option.I read once that Sting, when he wrote the classic Police song Every Breath You Take, mixed up a series of banal clichés about love and loss and just put them all together, and so this cool tune has some satire about it. Similarly, the Credence Clearwater Revival song Looking Out My Bac [...]


  • Amit

    There are too many things one can learn from “The Alchemist”. Its all about following your dream and about taking the risk of following your dreams, which is actually so difficult to do and there are very few people in this world who actually do, I mean risk it all, just to follow your heart and your dream. Beauty is, the author is so right in saying that when u decide to follow your dreams the entire universe conspires in your favour which he called as the “beginners luck” and we all ha [...]


  • MohammedAli

    الرواية التّي سبّبت ظاهرة الإحتباس الحراري :قد يبدوا العنوان غريبا نوعا ما ولكن صراحة أحبّ العناوين الغريبة " الرجل الذّي حسب زوجته قبعة " ، " انتحار حمار " و عناوين أخرى غريبة يزخر بها عالم التأليف والكتب، ولكن ما سبب اختياري لهذا العنوان ؟حسب وكيبيديا هذه الرواية تمّت ترجمت [...]


  • أحمد

    رواية غيّرت روحي. جربت بعدها قراءة شيء آخر لباولو كويليو فتأكدت أن هذه الرواية هي الوحيدة تقريبا التي تستحق القراءة. أنصح بترجمة بهاء طاهر الصادرة عن دار الهلال بعنوان: ساحر الصحراء.أحمد الديب2007


  • Patrick

    Timing is everything. If I'd read 'The Alchemist' four years ago, I'm sure I would have loved it. It deals in big, bold pronouncements of 'follow your dreams' et cetera et cetera, and it certainly makes you think about your own life and the pursuit of your own "Personal Legend" if you will. But maybe I'm older and more cynical now, or maybe it's not cynicism so much as just seeing a reality that isn't so mystical and black and white as Paulo Coelho's, but in any event, I just wasn't buying what [...]


  • Nayra.Hassan

    افق !!استيقظ انتبهيفوتك الكثير رواية قصيرة وفاتنة تحثك على عيش حياتك هنا والانتذكرك مرارا : ان الرحلة هي الهدف و ليست مجرد وسيلةهناك من يفضلون قضاء الرحلة نائمين. .و هناك من يفهمون مبكرادائما ينبهنا باولو برفق ان سر الحياة في القطار و ليس المحطاتعلى عكس ما هو شائع. قراتها بالا [...]


  • Jibran

    If books were pills, Alchemist would be a sugarcoated placebo with no real effect. Let's call it a feel-good homily. I have never read a book as meretricious as this one. Many reviewers have pointed out the problems with this 'celebrated' novel so I'd rather not expend any more words. Suffice it so say that this is a good example of portentous writing that is best avoided if your benchmark is quality literature.


  • Saud Omar

    تنبيه :في مراجعة الرواية هذه لا يوجد حرق للرواية. في هذه المراجعة يتم استعراض عقدة الرواية الأساسية. كل ما كٌتب هنا بدا لي أنه سوف يجعلك تقرأ الرواية بشكل أفضل. هذه المراجعة كٌتبت خصيصاً لأولئك الذين لم يقرءوا الرواية بعد.***من مدونتي: ثمانون كتابا بحثا عن مخرجsaudomar.wordpress***“الخي [...]


  • Kali

    Everyone (save one guy) said I would love this book. Three of my four roommates have their own copies. That one guy was right. Now this may be because he planted that seed of discontent, or it may be because this was the least creative and most redundant book I've read in a while. It answered the question, what happens when you put The Hero With a Thousand Faces, The Bible and 1001 Arabian Nights in a blender? That said, I didn't hate it. Two of the central themes (which were hammered in over an [...]


  • Lisa

    For my dear friends Matt and Jean-Paul! Homework for "Introductory Course For Irony Disposal And Sarcasm Removal (ICFIDASR)", lesson one, re-submission number 47.I once read a book that inspired me to change my whole attitude towards reading. It was a medicine of universal, cosmic impact. Before, I had thought that books existed to enrich me, giving me knowledge, pleasure and understanding. After reading the introductory pages of this "enchanting novel" however, I learned that more wisdom can be [...]


  • Nandakishore Varma

    SUCKS.


  • Ahmed

    عندما تسمع عن روايه ترجمت لاكثر من 60 لغه وبيع منها اكثر من 70 مليون نسخه ينسج خيالك عليها انها روايه عظيمه وتتوقع منها اشياء مهمههذا العمل يقبع فى مكتبتى منذ اكثر من عام ولا ادرى ما سبب اهمالها كل هذا الوقت ولا ادرى سبب معين لقرائتى لها ولكن المهم انى قرأتها : احسست بضحاله شديده [...]


  • Don

    I simply could not finish this book. I got halfway through it only to wind up on to see what others thought. I simply felt guilty panning a book that has received such global acclaim; more than that, I felt lame and inadequate.Well, it turns out that my sentiments were echoed. I basically felt I was reading an overblown parable and that the same lessons were being spelled out again and again. It was like the 16th verse of a hymn. Throughout my life I have periodically reflected to get a sense o [...]


  • Sanjay Gautam

    The book is full of messages and symbolizes our life actions interwoven in a very complex yet in elementary patterns which can be deciphered if one persists and have longing in his heart. It is not just following the heart blindly; but never ignoring what it says. Its important message is to keep accord with your heart no matter where it takes you. Because the treasure is where there is heart. Now, that was the gist of the book. But my reading experience with this book was horrible and most impo [...]


  • Foad

    كتاب درمانى به كسانى كه هنوز مثل من به گرداب تلخ انديشى (يا آن طور كه سعی می کنم به خودم تلقین کنم: واقع بينى) دچار نشده اند و با جملاتى مثل "اگر چيزى را بخواهى، تمام كائنات دست به دست هم مى دهد تا آرزويت را برآورده كند"، ته ته دلشان نورى شیرین و گرم و لذت بخش مى درخشد. به اين ها اين [...]


  • Joyzi

    SPOILER ALERT!This book is very inspiring and what I really need right now to motivate myself with my everyday endeavors. In the end the boy in the story who was searching for his treasure, despite the long travels and experiences, find his treasure not in the place where he suspected it to be, but in the place where he came from. It's just pretty ironic that what have you looking for is in the end is just beside you right from the beginning. It's just that what he learned and discovered from hi [...]


  • Florencia

    "When you want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it". Well, I want that week of my life back (yes, a week; I ended up avoiding that thing). The Aesop's fables that came with my chocolates brought me more inspiration than this book. I knew it wasn't my kind of thing. But, it was a recommendation, and everybody was talking about it, so I tried. He describes a couple of clichés with an annoying writing style. Dream big. Make that dream come true, no matter what. Fin [...]


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