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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Translated by Alan R. Clarke.

The Alchemist (Portuguese: O Alquimista) is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho that was first published in 1988. Originally written in Portuguese, it became a widely translated international bestseller.[1][2] An allegorical novel, The Alchemist follows a young Andalusian shepherd in his journey to the pyramids of Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding a treasure there.

Over the years there have been film and theatrical adaptations of the work and musical interpretations of it.


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Part Two



Author Paulo Coelho
Original title O Alquimista
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese
Genre Questadventurefantasy
Publisher HarperTorch (English translation)
Publication date
Published in English
Media type Print (hardback, paperback and iTunes)
Pages 163 pp (first English edition, hardcover), 208 pages (25th Anniversary Edition)
ISBN 0-06-250217-4 (first English edition, hardcover)
OCLC 26857452
Preceded by The Pilgrimage (1987)
Followed by Brida (1990)

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