The Alchemist

Author: Paulo Coelho

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062416219

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

The Alchemist

Author: Ben Jonson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300017366

Category: Drama

Page: 246

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Renaissance comedy, first produced in 1610. Includes modernized English text, critical and explanatory notes and Introduction. From the Yale Ben Jonson edition.

The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho | Summary & Analysis

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread Summaries

ISBN: 1945048476

Category: Fiction

Page: 36

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Alchemist is a Brazilian novel about a shepherd named Santiago, an 18-year-old youth who abandons his life in Spain to embark upon an epic treasure hunt across Africa. Making several unexpected stops along the way, he uncovers profound truths about himself, the world, and the kingdom of God, which are fundamentally connected. Ultimately, he finds the treasure, but along the way he also finds love and personal fulfillment. At 16, Santiago, who had been studying to become a priest, had defied his parents’ wishes and set off to travel across Andalusia with a herd of sheep. The story picks up two years later. The boy has been leading his sheep all this time. Lovesick, he’s thinking about settling down with the daughter of a merchant he met the year before. As he contemplates the future, he feels anxious, hopeful, and full of questions… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Alchemist: Summary of the book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

A Study Guide for Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410320685

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Alchemist

Author: P Coelho,International Editions

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781512092455

Category:

Page: 86

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The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho While sleeping near a sycamore tree in the sacristy of an abandoned church, Santiago, a shepherd boy, has a recurring dream about a child who tells him that he will find a hidden treasure if he travels to the Egyptian pyramids. An old woman tells Santiago that this dream is prophetic and that he must follow its instructions. Santiago is uncertain, however, since he enjoys the life of a shepherd. Next Santiago meets a mysterious old man who seems able to read his mind. This man introduces himself as Melchizedek, or the King of Salem. He tells Santiago about good and bad omens and says that it is the shepherd boy's duty to pursue his Personal Legend. Melchizedek then gives Santiago two stones, Urim and Thummim, with which to interpret omens. Santiago wavers briefly before selling his flock and purchasing a ticket to Tangier, in northern Africa, to which he travels by boat. Shortly after he arrives there, a thief steals all of Santiago's money, so the shepherd boy decides to look for a way to make enough money to return home. He finds work in the shop of a crystal merchant, where Santiago makes improvements that reap considerable financial rewards. After eleven months of working in the shop, Santiago is unsure of how to proceed. Should he return to Andalusia a rich man and buy more sheep? Or should he cross the vast Sahara in pursuit of the hidden treasure of his dreams? He joins a caravan traveling to Egypt. Santiago meets an Englishman who wants to learn the secret of alchemy, or turning any metal into gold, from a famous alchemist who lives at an oasis on the way to the pyramids. While traveling, Santiago begins listening to the desert and discovering the Soul of the World. The caravan eventually reaches the oasis, and there Santiago meets an Arab girl named Fatima and falls in love with her instantly. The caravan leader gathers the travelers together and tells them that tribal warfare prevents them from continuing their journey. Santiago wanders from the oasis into the desert and, seeing two hawks fighting in the sky, has a vision of an army entering the oasis. Because attacking an oasis is a violation of the rules of the desert, Santiago shares his vision with the oasis's tribal chieftain. Soon afterward, Santiago is confronted by a black-garbed, veiled stranger with a sword, who sits atop a white horse. It is the alchemist. The tribal chieftain arms his men, and they are well-prepared when the oasis is indeed invaded. The alchemist offers to cross the desert with Santiago. Soon the two men enter into an area of intense tribal warfare. Warriors hold the two men captive, but eventually allow them to continue their journey. The alchemist tells Santiago that he needs to return to the oasis, and that the rest of the trip is Santiago's to make alone so that he can claim his Personal Legend. Santiago arrives at the Egyptian pyramids and begins to dig. He finds nothing buried in the ground. Thieves beat Santiago and rob him of his money. After he tells them of his dream, though, one of the thieves recounts his own dream about a buried treasure in the sacristy of an abandoned church. Returning to Andalusia, Santiago goes back to the church where he dreamed of the treasure near the pyramids. He digs where he slept, beneath a sycamore tree, and there it is: Santiago's treasure.

The Alchemist

Author: Donna Boyd

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345454839

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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In a sweeping epic of dazzling magic, soaring suspense, and dark longing, three immortal souls are united by fate and a fearless ambition that will change the course of history–even as it destroys their own way of life. . . . On an upper floor of a plush, high-security building on Central Park West, an elegant man sits in the office of Dr. Anne Kramer, confessing to the heinous murder that has horrified the modern world. Randolf Sontime is renowned for his personal charm, and Dr. Kramer is fighting to keep from falling victim to it. For the first time in her life, she truly understands the meaning of the word “charisma.” Not knowing that her own destiny is irrevocably tied to his, Anne Kramer listens to the story of Sontime’s life. “It began with the magic, you see. And so, perforce, must I.” As a boy named Han at the House of Ra, an isolated oasis in the Egyptian desert of a far ancient time, Sontime lived in privilege. There the chosen were trained in the science of alchemy–magic, philosophy, miracles. Only two other initiates were as skilled as he: Akan, quiet and studious, a boy whose thirst for knowledge was matched only by his hunger for truth; and Nefar, beautiful and brilliant, a girl as filled with wonder and unfathomable ambition as Han himself. Together they discovered that in union, theirs was a power unmatched in the physical world. But even in the House of Ra, there were boundaries to be observed, knowledge that only the masters understood and feared. As the threesome’s thirst for answers–and for each other–deepened, they were tempted by the dark arts that they had sworn to avoid. “Look at three magnificent youths who stand astride your world and scoff at the rules you must obey. . . . Look at us, and call us gods.” Their power was palpable, their desire total–until the fateful moment when their alliance was forever damned, their gifts horribly corrupted. A seductive work that seethes with mystery and passion, The Alchemist hurtles readers back through time to an era when magic was sacred and the workings of the world lay in the hands of a few gifted, but tortured souls. In a stunning feat of unbridled imagination, Donna Boyd has created her most hypnotic novel to date. From the Hardcover edition.

Goethe the Alchemist

A Study of Alchemical Symbolism in Goethe's Literary and Scientific Works

Author: Ronald Douglas Gray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110801528X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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This 1952 study analyses Goethe's writings in the light of his youthful readings in alchemy.

Volpone and The Alchemist

Author: Ben Jonson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486153649

Category: Drama

Page: 256

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These much-studied and frequently performed comedies by the great Elizabethan playwright satirize the greed, mendacity, gullibility, and pretension that Jonson saw rampant in 17th-century London society.

The Alchemist: A Critical Reader

Author: N.A

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 144117625X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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The eponymous alchemist of Ben Jonson's quick-fire comedy is a fraud: he cannot make gold, but he does make brilliant theatre. The Alchemist is a masterpiece of wit and form about the self-delusions of greed and the theatricality of deception. This guide will be useful to a diverse assembly of students and scholars, offering fresh new ways into this challenging and fascinating play.

The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel

Author: Paulo Coelho

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062024329

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Andalusian shepherd boy Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a 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. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within. Since its first printing The Alchemist has been translated into seventy-one languages and sold forty million copies worldwide, establishing itself as a modern classic that will enchant and inspire readers for generations to come. Beautifully rendered, The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel is a must have for any collector's library.

The Alchemist

A Comedy, First Acted in the Year 1610. By the King's Majesty's Servants. With the Allowance of the Master of Revels. The Author B. J.

Author: Ben Jonson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 96

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The Alchemist

The Secret Magical Life of Rudolf von Habsburg

Author: Hans Holzer

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

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Hans Holzer, the most prolific writer about the occult in the world, here tells what happened when he investigated the mysterious secret activities of the Holy Roman Emperor, Rudolf von Habsburg, in the very city where Rudolf ruled. There Holzer first heard about Father Damiano, Emperor Rudolf's secret confidant, and the diary he kept. Holzer visited Father Damiano's grave and noticed something very strange about the tombstone … The diary revealed the Emperor had surrounded himself with astrologers and alchemists, set up smelting kitchens for turning lead into gold, and used erotic means to summon supernatural powers. Here, the whole story is revealed for the first time.

The Book of the Alchemist

Author: Adam Williams

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848944136

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Andalucía, 1938. The Spanish Civil War is drawing to its end. Desperate Republican soldiers holding hostages in a cathedral, plan a last, explosive act of death and destruction. One of their prisoners, ex government minister Professor Pinzon, has already lost his son to the war. He determines to save his grandson at any cost. The discovery of an ancient book in a hidden space beneath the cathedral is a welcome distraction. But as Professor Pinzon reads aloud to the frightened hostages, he discovers that this tale of medieval Andaluz and the friendship between three young men – an alchemist, a mason and a prince – besides connecting two ideologically torn worlds 1000 years apart, might also offer a route to freedom . . .

Dawn of Craven

The Alchemist

Author: T.S. Hana

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 146704010X

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Axel Craven is an alchemist, an intelligent man who brings the elements of science and magic together to create wonders the human eye couldn't possibly fathom. His life, however, is not so wonderful. After the murder of his parents and the loss of his master, the twenty-five year old has become a vengeful, cold man who barely knows himself anymore let alone the people around him and the past he's left behind. But his time of quiet loathing comes to an end when a little girl appears on his doorstep. And she asks him --of all people --for help. The adventure that follows will change their lives --and many others --forever.

The Alchemist

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1776671791

Category: Fiction

Page: 14

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In this chilling classic from American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, a fatal curse that has followed one clan for generations has resulted in the untimely death of every family member. Will the last in the family line, Antoine, be able to crack the code of his family's doomed fate before he too succumbs?