The Alchemist

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The title of the book is The Alchemist written by Paolo Coelho. The book has one hundred ninety five pages. Its publisher is HarperCollins Publishers Inc. The company that published the book is the Harpertorch located at the 10 East 53rd street New York, New York. A previous paperback edition was published in 1994 by HarperSanFrancisco, a division of HarperCollins Publishers. A HarperFlamingo edition was published in 1998. A previous HarperPerennial paperback edition was published in 1998. First HarperCollins hardcover edition was publishef in 1993. The first Harpertorch revised international printing was October 2006 and the first Harpertorch international printing was on December 2002. The book is an English version of O Alquimista, the Portuguese …show more content…
(Rio de Janeiro). The book was considered to be an International Bestselling Phenomenon with more than twenty million copies and had been translated into fifty-six languages.
I decided to choose the book The Alchemist because I like its concept of discovering and following our personal legend. The title was also appealing since I am interested with alchemists.
Santiago was the main protagonist character of the novel. He is mature despite his age, gives up shepherding and travels away from his home country to find a treasure. He was the one who met the Alchemist. The alchemist was an old alchemist who guides Santiago in his journey to find his treasure and a teacher to Santiago of the art of alchemy. Melchizedek was an old king who gave advice to Santiago to fulfill his personal legend. The gypsy fortune-teller
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With the courage of an adventure, he sells his ship and travels to Tangier in Africa. On a desert caravan, he met an Englishman who wants to meet a two-hundred-year-old alchemist who resides in a desert oasis, Al Faiyum. Santiago, who became interested with the Alchemist, comes with the Englishman to the desert oasis where he met his second love Fatima. He then thought that it was the treasure he was finding for but he found out that it was not. He comes with the Alchemist to discover his Personal Legend and treasure. After a long travel, he reached the Pyramids of Egypt and found nothing. He was then beaten by a robber at the Egyptian pyramids and told that he also had a dream like Santiago that unintentionally revealed where the real treasure is. Santiago went back to the church where he first slept with his sheep. Here, he found his treasure and promised to come back to Al Faiyum – to

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