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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one of the New York Times best-selling book for over two decades and still count under the top 10 selling books of the twentieth century. The book significantly started gaining readers from across the globe, and people from all walks of life loved it so much. 

The book Alchemist is very near to the heart and soul of Paulo Coelho as he depicted himself in a living fantasy world. Paulo Coelho shared his message in the book that he never thought he and his work would be so famous and renounced one day around the globe. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho has been translated into over 80 languages and initially written in Portuguese and first published in Brazil and then translated into English after an American publisher named HarperCollins pay a visit to Brazil and purchased one of the copies of Paulo Coelho’s Alchemist

Paulo Coelho’s Alchemist has attracted a large audience from word of mouth and sold many copies of the book around the globe after being translated into different-different languages. It still counts among the best-selling books of the New York Times and still have the same craze for demand and significance as it continued before over two decades. 

Paulo Coelho always used to say that this book is my heart and soul. Wherever I go, people will understand me because they know what my heart and soul seek to accomplish. 

Paulo Coelho’s Alchemist has received a 3.6-star rating out of 5 among 87,822 reviews on the Goodreads website. 

On the Amazon shopping website, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho has received a 4.6-star rating out of 5.

It’s overall a good score for any book to be considered worthy. You must also try reading the book it will help you feel an adventure journey at home. Just go and purchase this book now and enjoy reading your favorite novel at home. I’ve already written Paulo Coelho’s Alchemist book summary below. If you find this helpful and worth to read try considering buying from the original publisher below. 


The Story of Paulo Coelho’s Alchemist begins with Santiago, a shepherd boy who took an adventure journey in a quest of unknown treasure from his homeland Spain to the Egyptian desert by following his fantasy dream. 

On his way to journey, he met with several people including, a fortune-teller named Gypsy. She tells the boy that you will get the treasures which you always saw in your dream. 

After meeting with the fortune-teller, he met with the old king named Melchizedek, or the king of Salem, who tells the boy to sell his sheep in exchange for money. So he can continue his journey to Egypt, where the hidden treasure was hide under the pyramids.

Along the way to his journey, he was robbed many times by the people. He then met with an Englishmen who has also come in search of an Alchemist. He got a new companion on his way to the travel. It’s started when they reach the oasis, where Santiago meets an Arabian girl named Fatima, whom he proposed for marriage. She agreed but on the condition that he must complete the quest first. 

Later, in sight of the pyramid, he was robbed again and received one of the valuable pieces of advice from the chief of thieves that your real treasure, which you were looking in the pyramid, was in the ruined church where you had a dream first. 


The Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho is one of the most renounced authors of the 20th and 21st century had written a famous novel named the Alchemist in 1988, first written in the Portuguese language, gained popularity among the audience, and count among the top 10 best selling novels of the New York Times. 

He has faced many difficulties in his way to becoming an author. Sometimes Publishers walked off from him. But he always knew that when one door closes, another opens. Paulo Coelho wrote in his famous novel named the alchemist that, when you want something, the whole universe conspires to help you.