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The Devil and Miss Prym: A Novel of Temptation | [Paulo Coelho]

The Devil and Miss Prym: A Novel of Temptation

A community devoured by greed, cowardice, and fear. A man persecuted by his painful past. A woman searching for happiness. In one eventful week, each of them will face questions of life, death, and power, and each will choose their own path. Will they choose good or evil?
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A community devoured by greed, cowardice, and fear. A man persecuted by his painful past. A woman searching for happiness. In one eventful week, each of them will face questions of life, death, and power, and each will choose their own path. Will they choose good or evil?

The remote village of Viscos is the setting for this extraordinary struggle. A stranger arrives, carrying with him a backpack containing a notebook and 11 gold bars. He comes searching for the answer to a question that torments him: Are human beings, in essence, good or evil? In welcoming the mysterious foreigner, the whole village becomes an accomplice to his sophisticated plot, which will forever mark their lives.

Paulo Coelho's stunning novel explores the timeless struggle between good and evil and its relevance to our everyday dilemmas: to dare to follow our dreams, to have the courage to be different, and to master the fear that prevents us from truly living.

©2006 Paulo Caelho; (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers

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"Philosophical questions are posed by Coehlo in the same mesmerizing, lyrical style he employed in The Alchemist." (Booklist)

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    "Classic."

    I enjoy this author and have read many of his books but I must admit that after listening to this book, I realized that the book was written to be read out loud. I found it very enjoyable and was disappointed that audible only carried one other book--"the alchemist"--by this author. I loved it!

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    "The Art of Storytelling"

    This is classic storytelling, and it is well done. Good vs. Evil with the hero/heroine facing a moral delima. The ending is not quite what I had wished, but if everything were as we expect, where is the suspense?

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    Mahendra (MH) Melbourne Australia 09-27-09
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    "A battle between goog and evil"

    Well read. However, it would have been better to have a male narrator as well. This book captures the timeless battle between good and evil. The author uses his right once more to delve into the mystic to illustrate his point. Enjoyable listen

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    Kathleen Newburyport, MA, United States 03-12-11
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    "Fun and thought provoking."

    A typical Paulo Coelho lesson wrapped in a good story. Fast moving and entertaining.

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    "Nice allegory"

    Very good short novel about the effects of temptation on a small town. Some aspects of the ending seemed a bit illogical, though.

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