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Manuscript Found in Accra - Limited Edition

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by Paulo Coelho, Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)
 

A deluxe limited edition—signed by the author,  with a silk ribbon marker, illustrated endpapers, and foil-stamped case, in a special presentation box—of the latest novel from the #1 internationally best-selling author of The Alchemist.

There is nothing wrong with anxiety.
Although we cannot control God’s time, it

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A deluxe limited edition—signed by the author,  with a silk ribbon marker, illustrated endpapers, and foil-stamped case, in a special presentation box—of the latest novel from the #1 internationally best-selling author of The Alchemist.

There is nothing wrong with anxiety.
Although we cannot control God’s time, it is part of the human condition to want to receive the thing we are waiting for as quickly as possible.
Or to drive away whatever is causing our fear. . . .
Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.
 
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July 14, 1099. Jerusalem awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the city’s gates. There, inside the ancient city’s walls, men and women of every age and every faith have gathered to hear the wise words of a mysterious man known only as the Copt. He has summoned the townspeople to address their fears with truth:  

“Tomorrow, harmony will become discord. Joy will be replaced by grief. Peace will give way to war. . . . None of us can know what tomorrow will hold, because each day has its good and its bad moments. So, when you ask your questions, forget about the troops outside and the fear inside. Our task is not to leave a record of what happened on this date for those who will inherit the Earth; history will take care of that. Therefore, we will speak about our daily lives, about the difficulties we have had to face.”  

The people begin with questions about defeat, struggle, and the nature of their enemies; they contemplate the will to change and the virtues of loyalty and solitude; and they ultimately turn to questions of beauty, love, wisdom, sex, elegance, and what the future holds. “What is success?” poses the Copt. “It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace.”  
 
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Now, these many centuries later, the wise man’s answers are a record of the human values that have endured throughout time. And, in Paulo Coelho’s hands,The Manuscript Found in Accra reveals that who we are, what we fear, and what we hope for the future come from the knowledge and belief that can be found within us, and not from the adversity that surrounds us. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385349864
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
782,064
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.12(h) x 1.32(d)

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Meet the Author

One of the most influential writers of our time, Paulo Coelho is the author of many international best sellers, including The Alchemist, Aleph, Eleven Minutes, and The Pilgrimage. Translated into 74 languages, his books have sold more than 140 million copies in more than 170 countries. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, and in 2007, he was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date of Birth:
August 24, 1947
Place of Birth:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Education:
Left law school in second year
Website:
http://www.paulocoelho.com

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Manuscript Found in Accra - Limited Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
S_Walker More than 1 year ago
My sis gave it to me yesterday and its super cute! I've always loved Paulo Coelho and I am actually a huge fan of special editions, they're always so original! this one is a deluxe limited edition, with a nice box and everything... and it's signed by the author! I'll keep it forever :)
Annia2 More than 1 year ago
The presentation of this limited edition is amazing. So beautiful and unique. Perfect for a gift!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommended a long time ago when it first came out in bookshops and now I see that it is also available here. it is a little jewel... I do think that books should be treated carefully, and this limited edition shows how a great book can become even better when it is published with extra elements such as the author's signature or the cover box.