The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (book)

Source thumbnail imageOriginally published in Portuguese in 1988, The Alchemist written by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho has a subtitle in the English version of 'a fable about following your dream'.

On the surface it is tale of adventure - the journey of Santiago, a shepherd boy who embarks on a quest to find treasure buried near the Egyptian pyramids. Along the wayhe encounters wise mentors, experiences love and loss, and learns profound lessons about the power of following one's heart.

It becomes clear this is really a story of self-discovery, and the pursuit of one's dreams. His trials and tribulations makes him realize that the true treasure he seeks is not material wealth, but the fulfillment of his Personal Legend - the unique purpose or destiny that he is meant to fulfill.

Ultimately, The Alchemist is a timeless story that inspires readers to listen to their hearts, pursue their dreams with courage and determination, and embrace the journey of self-discovery and transformation.

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