Kindle Price: £5.99

Save £0.77 (11%)

includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Kindle App Ad
The Alchemist by [Coelho, Paulo]
Audible Narration
Playing...
Loading...
Paused

The Alchemist Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 1,878 customer reviews

See all 97 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
£5.99
CD-ROM
£28.97

Length: 178 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Audible Narration:
Audible Narration
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible narration. Add narration for a reduced price of £7.99 after you buy the Kindle book.
Ready

Kindle Monthly Deal
Browse a new selection of discounted Kindle Books each month. Shop now



Product description

Amazon Review

Like the one-time bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, The Alchemist presents a simple fable, based on simple truths and places it in a highly unique situation. And though we may sense a bestselling formula, it is certainly not a new one: even the ancient tribal storytellers knew that this is the most successful method of entertaining an audience while slipping in a lesson or two. Brazilian storyteller Paulo Coehlo introduces Santiago, an Andalucian shepherd boy who one night dreams of a distant treasure in the Egyptian pyramids. And so he's off: leaving Spain to literally follow his dream.

Along the way he meets many spiritual messengers, who come in unassuming forms such as a camel driver and a well-read Englishman. In one of the Englishman's books, Santiago first learns about the alchemists--men who believed that if a metal were heated for many years, it would free itself of all its individual properties, and what was left would be the "Soul of the World." Of course he does eventually meet an alchemist, and the ensuing student-teacher relationship clarifies much of the boy's misguided agenda, while also emboldening him to stay true to his dreams. "My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy confides to the alchemist one night as they look up at a moonless night.

"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself," the alchemist replies. "And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity."

Review

"A wise and inspiring fable about the pilgrimage that life should be."--M. Scott Peck

"A touching, inspiring fable."--Indianapolis Star

"[This] Brazilian wizard makes books disappear from stores."--New York Times

"A beautiful story with a pointed message for every reader."--Joseph Girzone, author of Joshua

"A most tender and gentle story. It is a rare gem of a book."--Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., co-author of Change Our Mind, Change Your Life

"A remarkable tale about the most magical of all journeys: the quest to fulfill one's destiny."--Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within

"An adventure story full of magic and wisdom."--Rudolfo Anaya, author of Bless Me, Ultima

"A magical little volume."--San Francisco Chronicle

"[His] books have had a life-enchanting effect on millions of people."--London Times

"As memorable and meaningful as Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince."--Austin American-Statesman

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1882 KB
  • Print Length: 178 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0062502182
  • Publisher: HarperOne; Anniversary edition (24 Feb. 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00U6SFUSS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,878 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,924 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Customer reviews

Rated by customers interested in
Books
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
Literary Fiction
3.9 out of 5 stars
3.9 out of 5 stars
Fiction Books
4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1 out of 5 stars

Top customer reviews

12 December 2016
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
12 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
1 July 2018
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
4 November 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
1 February 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
16 August 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
17 September 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
29 December 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
2 February 2018
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

click to open popover

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?