‘One of the few to deserve the term
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
‘His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.’
‘His writing is like a path of energy that inadvertently leads readers to themselves, toward their mysterious and faraway souls.’
Here Paulo Coelho details his journey across Spain along the legendaryroad of San Tiago, which pilgrims have travelled since Middle Ages. On this contemporary quest, he encounters a Chaucerian variety of mysterious guides and devilish opponents and learns to understand the nature of truth through the simplicity of life. The Pilgrimage holds an important place in Paulo Coelho's literary canon. His first book, it not only paved the way for his phenomenal novel The Alchemist , but it also fully expresses his humanist philosophy and the depth of his unique search for meaning.