The Alchemist is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho that first came out in 1988. The book was originally written in Portuguese but became an international bestseller. As the title suggests, the novel follows the journey of a young man named Miguel, who discovers the power of letting go of the past and following his dreams. As a result of the success of this book, a 25th anniversary edition has been published in celebration of its publication date.
The Alchemist is based on a simple fable, with a character in a unique situation. This formula has been used by storytellers for centuries and is not new to the world. Tribal stories were once told in this way by ancient tribes. In “The Lord of the Rings,” Brazilian author Paulo Coehlo introduces the boy, Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd who dreams of a treasure hidden in the Egyptian pyramids. The boy subsequently leaves Spain to follow his dream.
The Alchemist has become an international bestseller, with an updated Foreword from Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. It is a timeless tale of self-discovery that is a classic. It has changed the lives of readers from all walks of life. There is nothing like following your dreams! It is the ultimate way to live a fulfilling life.