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|Page Count||182 pages|
|Original Title||O Alquimista|
|Notes||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 an international bestseller translated into more than 70 languagee.
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.
An allegorical story of a boy who follows his dreams and heart and eventually discovers his true self and finds his treasure.