Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.
"A quest for dreams come true"
On the occasion of the centenary of Mata Hari's execution for espionage in 1917, Paulo Coelho reconsiders her life and character in a fictional memoir. In a series of letters written from prison on the eve of her death, Mata Hari reflects on the choices she has made to always pursue her own truth - from her childhood in a small Dutch town to unhappy years as the wife of an alcoholic diplomat in Java to her calculated and self-fashioned rise to celebrity in Paris and across Europe as an exotic dancer.
"Strong woman versus the patriarchy"
In his inimitable style, Paulo Coelho shows listeners how to embark upon the way of the Warrior: the one who appreciates the miracle of being alive, the one who accepts failure, and the one whose quest leads him to become the person he wants to be.
"Warrior of the Light - Following your inner calling"
El Alquimista relata las aventuras de Santiago, un joven pastor andaluz que un día abandona su rebaño para ir en pos de una quimera. Un enriquecedor viaje por las arenas del desierto que recrea un símbolo hermoso y revelador de la vida, el hombre y sus sueños. Cuando una persona desea realmente algo, el Universo entero conspira para que pueda realizar su sueño. Basta con aprender a escuchar los dictados del corazón y a descifrar el lenguaje que está más allá de las palabras.
"Un libro que debe ser parte de tu coleccion"
Step inside this captivating account of Paulo Coehlo's pilgrimage along the road to Santiago. This fascinating parable explores the need to find one's own path. In the end, we discover that the extraordinary is always found in the ordinary and simple ways of everyday people. Part adventure story, part guide to self-discovery, this compelling tale delivers the perfect combination of enchantment and insight.
"A different path of the Peaceful Warrior"
At the end of the 19th century, the young missionary Henry Drummond was asked to replace a famous preacher. Though at the beginning he did not convince the audience, they were soon captivated by his analysis of the words of the Apostle Paul. This sermon, The Greatest Thing in the World, has become a classic and is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful texts ever written on love.
Transform your life. Rewrite your destiny. his most personal novel to date, internationally best-selling author Paulo Coelho returns with a remarkable journey of self-discovery. Like the main character in his much-beloved The Alchemist, Paulo is facing a grave crisis of faith. As he seeks a path of spiritual renewal and growth, he decides to begin again: to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the landscapes around him. Setting off to Africa, and then to Europe and Asia via the Trans-Siberian Railway, he initiates a journey to revitalize his energy and passion.
"Strangely compelling read"
The latest novel from number-one internationally best-selling author Paulo Coelho is a classic of inspiration and reflection, a meditation on life, love, and the significance of change. A novel of philosophical reflection set in Jerusalem during the time of the Crusades. Here a community of Christians, Arabs, and Jews who have long lived together harmoniously have been warned of an imminent attack and certain destruction. Contemplating their demise, the community assembles to seek the wise counsel of a Greek Copt.
"Manuscript Found in Accra"
A woman in her 30s begins to question the routine and predictability of her days. In everybody's eyes, she has a perfect life: happy marriage, children, and a career. Yet what she feels is an enormous apathy. All that changes when she encounters a successful politician who had, years earlier, been her high school boyfriend. As she rediscovers the passion missing from her life, she will face a life-altering choice.
"a not uncommon vacation in hell"
From Paulo Coelho, author of the international best seller The Alchemist comes a poignant, richly poetic story that reflects the depth of love and life. Rarely does adolescent love reach its full potential, but what happens when two young lovers reunite after 11 years?
Una mujer. Un secreto. Una pasión inesperada que trastoca su vida y sus valores.A sus 31 años, Linda tiene todo aquello que muchos sueñan y pocos logran conseguir: una vida perfecta. Un marido que la ama, unos hijos adorables, una exitosa carrera como periodista y una hermosa casa en Ginebra, Suiza. Y de pronto, sin previo aviso, su vida se pinta de sombras y comienza a temer que nada se transforme, o que todo cambie de improviso.
A chance meeting in Rio takes Maria to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune, yet ends up working the streets as a prostitute. In Geneva, Maria drifts further and further away from love while at the same time developing a fascination with sex. Eventually, Maria's despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness or risking everything to find her own 'inner light'.
Maria es de un pueblo al norte de Brasil. Todavía adolescente, viaja a Río de Janeiro, donde conoce a un empresario que le ofrece un buen trabajo en Ginebra. Allí, Maria sueña con encontrar fama y fortuna, pero acabará ejerciendo la prostitución. El aprendizaje que extraerá de sus duras experiencias modificará para siempre su actitud ante sí misma y ante la vida.
"No me dejo ningun sabor en mi boca"
This is the story of Brida, a young Irish girl, and her quest for knowledge. She has long been interested in various aspects of magic but is searching for something more. Her search leads her to people of great wisdom, who begin to teach Brida about the spiritual world. As Brida seeks her destiny, she struggles to find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch.
Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything - youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is missing in her life. So, one cold November morning, she takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up. But she does - at a mental hospital where she is told that she has only days to live.
The Witch of Portobello is the story of a mysterious woman named Athena, told by the many who knew her well - or hardly at all. Like The Alchemist, The Witch of Portobello is the kind of story that will transform the way listeners think about love, passion, joy, and sacrifice.
"the toughest kind of book to write...."
A masterful blend of the exotic locales, dramatic adventure, and magical storytelling, for which Coelho's fictional works are renowned, this true-life account is at once a modern-day adventure and a metaphysical odyssey.
A profound meditation on personal power and innocent dreams that are manipulated or undone by success, The Winner Stands Alone is set in the exciting worlds of fashion and cinema. Taking place over the course of twenty-four hours during the Cannes Film Festival, it is the story of Igor, a successful, driven Russian entrepreneur who will go to the darkest lengths to reclaim a lost love - his ex-wife, Ewa.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the readers different voices"
No eres derrotado cuando pierdes, sino cuando desistes. 14 de julio de 1099. Mientras Jerusalén se prepara para la invasión de los cruzados, un griego conocido como el Copto convoca al pueblo, jóvenes y viejos, hombres y mujeres, a reunirse junto a él. ¿Qué valores quedan cuando todo ha sido destruido?
"Una historia pobre"
Mata Hari foi a mulher mais desejada de sua época: a famosa bailarina de danças orientais que chocava e encantava as plateias ao se desnudar nos palcos, a companheira de confidências e de encontros amorosos com os homens ricos e poderosos de seu tempo, a pessoa de passado enigmático que despertava o ciúme e a inveja das damas da aristocracia parisiense. Ela ousou libertar-se do moralismo e dos costumes provincianos das primeiras décadas do século XX e pagou caro por isso.