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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; New Ed edition (2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000723581X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007235810
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #593,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO is considered one of the most influential authors of our times. His books have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide, have been released in 170 countries and been translated into 80 languages.

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, he soon discovered his vocation for writing. He worked as a director, theater actor, songwriter and journalist. His collaboration with Brazilian composer and singer Raúl Seixas gave some of the greatest classic rock songs in Brazil. In 1986, a special meeting led him to make the pilgrimage to Saint James Compostela (in Spain). The Road to Santiago was not only a common pilgrimage but a turning point in his existence. A year later, he wrote 'The Pilgrimage', an autobiographical novel that is considered the beginning of his career.

In the following year, COELHO published 'The Alchemist'. Slow initial sales convinced his first publisher to drop the novel, but it went on to become one of the best selling Brazilian books of all time.

Other titles include 'Brida' (1990), 'The Valkyries' (1992), 'By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept' (1994), the collection of his best columns published in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo entitle 'Maktub' (1994), the compilation of texts 'Phrases' (1995), 'The Fifth Mountain' (1996), 'Manual of a Warrior of Light' (1997), 'Veronika decides to die' (1998), 'The Devil and Miss Prym' (2000), the compilation of traditional tales in 'Stories for parents, children and grandchildren' (2001), 'Eleven Minutes' (2003), 'The Zahir' (2005), 'Like the Flowing River' (2006), 'The Witch of Portobello' (2006), 'The Winner Stands Alone' (2008), 'Aleph' (2010) and 'Manuscript found in Accra' (2012).

He has received numerous prestigious international awards. He is member of the Academy of Letters of Brazil since 2002 and Messenger of Peace by the United Nations since 2007. In 2009 he received the Guinness World Record for the most translated author for the same book (The Alchemist).

The man behind the author likes to write and practices Kyudo - a meditative archery. He loves reading, walking, football and computers. In that sense, he has always maintained a close contact with his readers but now, and thanks to the new media, he has established an incredible feedback with them. Paulo was the second most influential celebrity on Twitter in 2010 according to Forbes and he is the writer with the highest number of followers in the social media.

In the past years Paulo Coelho has expanded his presence in the internet with his daily blogs in Wordpress (http://paulocoelhoblog.com), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paulo-Coelho/11777366210), Twitter (https://twitter.com/paulocoelho) & Instagram (http://instagram.com/alkmist), among others. He is equally present in media sharing sites such as Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=paulabraconnot) and Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulo_coelho/sets) , offering on a regular basis not only texts but also videos and pictures to his readers.

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I look forward to reread it.
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Every history in the book teach us a lesson and a positive way to see life.
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I can't get enough of your books and read and re-read them.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C. Rothwell on May 26, 2007
Format: Paperback
Paulo Coelho is so down-to-earth yet wise. I picked up this book while travelling in Germany. I started to read the start to get an idea of it and simply couldn't put it down. As I read more, I decided that I wanted to share it with my family so I looked online and realized that it hasn't been published in a lot of countries yet. It seems like a coincidence that I happened to buy it when I did, and especially at this point in my life.

It's compiled of many short stores (only 1-3 pages each. They are mostly his life experiences and the experiences of people he has met through his life. It is a wonderful book, I find it gives me hope, makes me think, and fills me with serenity. Although some bits are a tad too religious, I have found it overall truly magnificent.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By E. Walker on May 7, 2011
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I LOVE Paulo Coelho, he is by far my favorite contemporary author. This book is an amazing collection of short stories that did not disappoint! It was worth the international shipping to have it imported from the UK. I highly suggest this book (and this author!) to every avid reader.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Aune on August 19, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I heard about this book from several people and decided to pick up a copy. A variety of short didactic stories, each teaching through an intriguing tale. Good short reads for just before going to bed. Very human. Enlightening. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Victoria Bellino on September 21, 2013
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A compilation of magnificent wisdom all in one place to be a daily inspiration. There are so many lessons about life and love that are relatable to everyone and gives you food for thought. Everyone can learn something from this book. A recommendation for all
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Skelton on August 31, 2013
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Beautiful. Wonderful prose, a series of short, delightful, insightful stories by the Master. Loved it! Anyone who has ever read Paulo Coelho should add these to their collection of masterpieces.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeannette H. Yamashita on August 1, 2013
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I can't get enough of your books and read and re-read them. I have transitioned from paperback into kindle versions for travelling. Beautiful title and story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By natabelly on July 16, 2013
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Paulo never dissappoints. I recommend his books (because i'm currently on my 4th) to someone who is spiritual or looking for a different perspective in their lives. It's for the deep thinkers out there! This book inparticular has several short stories so it's easy to just pick up and read in between breaks at work or during your lunch. Enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Natalie Goldston on May 25, 2013
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Can not get enough. I'm addicted. This book, although hard to find at a reasonable price, it is well worth the hunt. Tis book will not disappoint.
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