The Alchemist, written by Brazilian Paulo Coelho which has been translated into more than 63 languages and published in 150 countries, and has sold over 65 million copies around the world novel. The book is about dreams and the means we use to achieve them, about chance in our life and the signs that are presented throughout this. The book is considered a paraphrase of account Thousand and One Nights, with the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the publication of the book took just a tribute at the Teatro Palacio Valdes Aviles, which was organized by the Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre with the presence of Paulo Coelho.
Author: Paulo Coelho
Original title: O Alquimista
Translator: Margaret Jull Costa (introduction)
Genre: Quest, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Publisher: HarperTorch (Eng. trans)
Publication date: 1988
Published in English: 1993