THE ALCHEMIST AUTHOR
PAULO COELHO is a Brazilian novelist, best known for his worldwide phenomena of Alchemist novel. Although Alchemist was not an initial success, but later became the best-selling Brazilian novel of all times. After becoming famous translated into 81 different languages. However Paulo Coelho was also a lyrist, theater director and generalist, but decided to make his career as a novelist. Paulo Coelho wrote his first novel in 1982, Hell Archives, which did not influence the reader much. Later in 1988 he created the master piece of THE ALCHEMIST, which when written in Portuguese did not gain much admiration. Yet in 1994 it became the best seller after it translated to English, with 83 million copies sold. Some other good pieces of work include ELEVEN MINUTES, BRIDA, VERONIKA DECIDES TO DIE, THE PILGRIMAGE and ADULTERY.
The Alchemist has influenced the lives of millions of people worldwide, with its mesmerizing adventure fantasy and inspiration of a self-help book. The book presents several interesting and out of the box philosophy about life. This amusing quest story has raised hopes and has enlightened the minds of countless readers. Alchemist is literally a wonder itself, as the whole success story of Paulo Coelho is much more like what the book preaches.
It tells the story of a young shepherd who kept believing in his dreams and struggle hard to achieve them. In his journey he meets several different people and learned so much about life. Finally, against all odds he succeeds in transforming his dream into reality.
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