The Alchemist (Coelho)

Can you define and describe the Master Work?

Santiago and the Englishman talk about it.

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The Master Work

The Master Work is a term which refers, in alchemy, to the Elixir of Life and the Philosopher's Stone as a whole. The Master Work is the goal of all alchemists; the Alchemist has achieved it, but the Englishman is still seeking it.