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The alchemist

Author: Paulo Coelho; Alan Clarke
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paulo Coelho; Alan Clarke
ISBN: 0007639538 9780007639533 0722532938 9780722532935
OCLC Number: 53137668
Language Note: Translated from the Portuguese.
Awards: Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Description: 177 p. ; 20 cm.
Other Titles: Alquimista.
Responsibility: Paulo Coelho ; translated by Alan R. Clarke.
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