The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel

The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062024329
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/23/2010
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 91,476
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, The Winner Stands Alone, Aleph, Manuscript Found in Accra, and Adultery, among others, have sold over 175 million copies worldwide, and The Alchemist has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 360 weeks.

Paulo Coelho has been a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters since 2002, and in 2007, he was appointed United Nations Messenger of Peace. He is also the most followed author on social media.


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth:

August 24, 1947

Place of Birth:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Left law school in second year

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The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
SABBIR29 More than 1 year ago
The book tells people to go for their dream. whatever it is we need to stick to our plan. But to encourage people Paulo describe that it is not that much hard to fulfill our dream. He also created some miraculous event to support the shepherd dream. But in reality it is not that much easy to accomplish our dream. At the end i like this book cause it's help me to understand my feelings better.
Bellydancer on LibraryThing 5 hours ago
Santiago, a young shepherd, travels to the Pyramids in Egypt to discover the treasure he believes is buried there. Along the way he meets different people who unknowingly change the course of Santiago¿s fate.The journey for the discovery of the treasure becomes a journey of self-discovery for Santiago.The original of this book is one of my top 10 books ever. However I feel a lot of the meaning to the story is lost in the graphic novel medium. Although the artwork is superb and the colour palette mesmerizing, I would still choose the book as I felt the feelings and anticipation of Santiago did not come through.
minjung on LibraryThing 5 hours ago
I have this book (the regular novel), but I hadn't been able to get into it. I thought reading the graphic novel first might help.The first thing that struck me about the graphic novel is the amazing artwork. Each page featured colourful, detailed, mini-masterpieces. The story itself is both deep yet simplistic.A shepherd called Santiago has a dream one night as he's tending his sheep. When he goes to the village to sell the wool, he meets a Gypsy woman and gets the dream interpreted. Soon after, he meets a King. So begins Santiago's journey to the pyramids in Egypt. As he's travelling, he meets of characters, all with various lessons to teach him (or lessons that he happens to learn along the way.Throughout his travels, we also learn the story of how he became a shepherd, which isn't as obvious as it may seem. He's actually a well-educated young man who decided to become a shepherd as a way to travel and see the world.This book on which this graphic novel is based was recommended to me long ago by a friend, and as I came to the end, I understood why. This is one of those stories, though, that I think ten different people could each get different things from the story depending on what's going on with them, which is also what makes this story special.
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The_Alternative More than 1 year ago
The Alchemist  Paulo Coelho  Illustrations by Daniel Sampere  Hardcover  208 pages  Publisher: Harperone  Publication Date: November 15th, 2010  ISBN-13: 978-0062024329      The Alchemist (Graphic Novel) by Paulo Coelho and illustrated by Daniel Sampere is a visual study in life’s lessons expressed as a fable and tells the story of a boy named Santiago who has the imagination and resolution to follow his “Personal Legend.” While Coelho’s story is compelling and spiritual Dan Sampere’s art and design brings it to life. Each of Santiago’s guides are beautifully drawn (one in the likeness of Coelho himself)  and help enhance the lessons being taught. The Alchemist embraces a number of important messages, lessons that have been told and re-told in literature countless times. However, that does not make this particular story any less valid (or enjoyable) then those that have come before it. In fact, the art enhances every aspect of the story. As a matter of fact, the story depicted in graphic novel form tells the story better, I think, than the novel. Where a thousand words might suffice in fiction, ten words and an image need to deliver the same message graphically. That paring down helps highlight the many morals the protagonist encounters in his journey. Coelho points out the emotions encountered when something urgent is desired and how, for some, that need often manifests its way in a universal realignment to point us in the direction of that goal. Coelho explains how a true hunger and passion for something can, and often is, rewarded by success and that every one of us has a “Personal Legend” inside us waiting to blossom. The story reminds us that those who love us encourage and inspire us in so many ways to follow our dreams, to pursue our ambitions, and how simply reaching for our goals will take us to places we might never expect.      File with: Parables, philosophy, life lessons, and spirituality. 4 ½ stars out of 5 The Alternative One  Southeast Wisconsin
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CharlieParks More than 1 year ago
In "The Alchemist" I thought the author's fable about the shepherd boy, Santiago, and his travels were an interesting story. I enjoyed every second of Santiago's search for his treasure by the pyramids and his journey through the desert. The book gave a wonderful insight into a person that is seeking their own destiny and learning from that pursuit. I did have a hard time connecting with the character Fatima. Maybe it was her fate, but I was hoping she would do more that sit around and wait for his return. Overall, Paulo Coelho prose is delightful, inspirational and direct.
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