The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams." 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. 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. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come.

- Google

The 467th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 30th on Top 100 World Literature Titles (Perfection Learning)
  2. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  3. - 50 Books That Changed the World (Open Education Database)
  4. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)
  5. - The Great American Read (PBS)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Alchemist / O Alquimista Paperback Bunko 1483637 $4.99 $5.04 1997
The Alchemist (Chinese Edition) Hardcover 887299 $15.00 $18.00 2009
The Alchemist (Korean Edition) Hardcover 452879 $14.99 $2.15 2002
The Alchemist (SparkNotes Literature Guide) (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series) Paperback 148611 $4.43 $1.56 2014
The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel (an illustrated interpretation of The Alchemist) Hardcover 16103 $12.69 $4.40 2010
The Alchemist Paperback 800182 $8.67 $9.38 2018
The Alchemist Paperback 316809 $6.60 $0.01 2007
The Alchemist Mass Market Paperback 996264 $4.89 $3.11
The Alchemist - 10th Anniversary Edition Kindle Edition 329 2009
The Alchemist Hardcover 4994 $14.09 $7.01 2003
The Alchemist CD Audio CD 36253 $12.19 $11.85 2001
Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream Mass Market Paperback 232592 $0.98 2006
The Alchemist - A Graphic Novel Paperback 56952 $9.33 $44.01
Paulo Coelho'sThe Alchemist: A Graphic Novel [Hardcover](2010) Hardcover 10750940 $15.51 $15.52 2010
The Alchemist (Chinese Edition) Paperback 3228487 $15.95 $58.14 2004
The Alchemist 1st (first) Edition by Paulo Coelho published by HarperCollins (2006) Paperback Paperback 1475416 $19.16 $11.92 1993
The Alchemist Hardcover 613182 $10.46 2015
The Alchemist - Gift Edition Hardcover 42865 $16.95 $14.95 2006
The Alchemist - 10th Anniversary Edition [ALCHEMIST - 10TH ANNIV /E] Hardcover 114240 $35.00 $14.04 1904
The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel by Paulo Coelho (Nov 15 2010) Hardcover 5751403 $41.43 $32.49
By Paulo Coelho - The Alchemist (1st) (3/26/93) Paperback 193803 $13.39 $5.86 1993
The Alchemist Paperback 200 $5.94 $4.67 1993
The Alchemist Paperback 614233 $14.34 $12.97 2006
The Alchemist [Large Print] 1st (first) edition Paperback 196689 $39.54 $21.12 2006
By Paulo Coelho: The Alchemist Paperback 238041 $17.84 $11.99 1993
The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream by Coelho, Paulo 61st (sixty-first) printing Edition [Paperback(1995)] Paperback 2954 $7.99 $3.20 1994
The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream Paperback 23239 $2.36 $0.01 1995
The Alchemist by Coelho, Paulo (2006) Paperback 24852 $7.99 $7.97 1993
The Alchemist Hardcover 2426034 $22.14 $16.51 2006
The Alchemist Audio CD 3155813 $11.99 2003
El Alquimista [The Alchemist] Audible Audio Edition 25882 $15.95 2015
The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel Hardcover 1450004 $16.64 $13.51 2010
The Paulo Coelho Collection: "The Alchemist", "The Pilgrimage", "The Valkyries" Paperback 1521722 $149.46 $16.94 1997
The Alchemist: Paulo Coelho (English edition) Paperback 188432 $9.00 2015
アルケミスト - The Alchemist 【講談社英語文庫】 Paperback Bunko 1575088 $13.91 $11.84 2005
Paulo Coelho Collection Paperback 3291487 $34.12 $19.86
Alchemist Paperback 639119 $11.79 2015
El Alquimista / The Alchemist (Spanish Edition) Paperback 491119 $4.06 $4.05 2005
El Alquimista: Una Fabula Para Seguir Tus Suenos Paperback 3724 $8.62 $3.76 2002
El Alquimista (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 2486762 $89.56 $37.07 2003
The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream Paperback 1696 $5.31 $3.78 1998