The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

Written by Paulo Coelho

“The Alchemist is 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. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.”

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“The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, 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.

Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book.”

This page was created because ‘The Alchemist’ was mentioned in a post on and I thought it would be useful for my readers to have a quick overview of the book and a way to discover more about it.

I purchased this book after I heard Will Smith mention that he had read it during an interview – see that interview here.

If you’ve read this book yourself, I’d love to hear what you think. Please feel free to leave a comment below.

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